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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Datum:Sonntag 8 Mai 1977
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 747
Fluggesellschaft:Northwest Orient Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 251
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 266
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Flug nach:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA
A 25-year old American passenger hijacked the flight an hour after takeoff by taking another passenger hostage using a razor blade. He demanded to be flown to Moscow.
A flight attendant struck the hijacker with a fire axe. The aircraft then returned to Tokyo.


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