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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Fecha:sábado 1 abril 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operador:Piedmont Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 66
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Richmond, New York (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Richmond International Airport (Byrd Field), VA (RIC/KRIC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Norfolk International Airport, VA (ORF/KORF), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:PT66
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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