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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Datum:Montag 31 Juli 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Fluggesellschaft:Pacific Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Chico Airport, CA (CIC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chico Airport, CA (CIC/KCIC), USA
Flug nach:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flugnummer: 327
At 19:20 Pacific Air Lines flight 327 out of Chico, California was almost ready for departure. At that time a man came running across the tarmac, entering the plane. He carried a concealed snub-nosed .38-caliber revolver in his overnight bag. He failed to show a ticket and shot a ticket agent in the back. He fired two other shots in the cabin before being allowed in the cockpit.
He demanded the pilots to take off but they refused. The captain was then shot in the face. The co-pilot managed to disarm the hijacker and subdued him with the help of three passengers.



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Distance from Chico Airport, CA to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 244 km (153 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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