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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 20 julio 1979
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 126
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
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:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UA320
The hijacker knocked on the cockpit door. When it was opened he stepped in stating he had plastic explosives in a jacket pocket and wanted to go to Cuba. After landing at Omaha the passengers and flight attendants were allowed to deplane. Due to the heat, the hijacker allowed the cockpit door to remain open and allowed the crew to exit and return to get water and to use the restroom. When the hijacker removed both hands from his jacket pockets the second officer signalled FBI agents who were waiting in the jetway. The FBI agents then entered the cockpit and over powered the hijacker. Search of the hijacker revealed no explosives.


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Distance from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE as the crow flies is 772 km (483 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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