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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 27 August 1978
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Fluggesellschaft:United Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 159
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), USA
Flug nach:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), USA
A hijacker placed a note on the counter of the aircraft galley stating that the aircraft should proceed to Vancouver, Canada, and that there was a bomb on board. The aircraft diverted to Vancouver where all passengers and crew disembarked along with the hijacker who was apprehended. No explosives were discovered.
Determined to be mentally incompetent.


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Distance from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1625 km (1016 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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