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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:vrijdag 20 juli 1979
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 126
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO en Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE bedraagt 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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