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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Datum:Samstag 1 April 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Fluggesellschaft:Piedmont Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 66
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Richmond, New York (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA (RIC/KRIC), USA
Flug nach:Norfolk International Airport, VA (ORF/KORF), USA
Flugnummer:PT66
Unfallbericht:
The young male hijacker jumped a fence at Richmond-Byrd International Airport, Virginia, armed with a .22 caliber rifle and ordered the Piedmont Boeing 737 that was on the apron to fly to New York, where he surrendered to authorities. He was convicted
for abduction, assault, interfering with an airplane and brandishing a weapon.



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Distance from Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA to Norfolk International Airport, VA as the crow flies is 119 km (75 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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