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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:maandag 31 juli 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pacific Air Lines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Chico Airport, CA (CIC) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chico Airport, CA (CIC/KCIC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chico Airport, CA en San Francisco International Airport, CA bedraagt 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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