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Last updated: 14 June 2021
Fecha:sábado 16 diciembre 1989
Tipo:Boeing 747
Operador:Air China
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 223
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Fukuoka Airport (FUK) (   Japón)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS), China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:CA981
The Air China flight was hijacked by a Chinese man who demanded to be flown to South Korea. Permission to land there was refused and the flight eventually diverted to Fukuoka (FUK), Japan. The hijacked was shoved out the door by a crew member.

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Distance from Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 9841 km (6151 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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