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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Fecha:domingo 27 agosto 1978
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 159
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canadá)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UA179
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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