Unlawful Interference Boeing 747 , Sunday 8 May 1977
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Date:Sunday 8 May 1977
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Type:Boeing 747
Owner/operator:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 266
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Narrative:
A 25-year old American passenger hijacked the flight an hour after takeoff by taking another passenger hostage using a razor blade. He demanded to be flown to Moscow.
A flight attendant struck the hijacker with a fire axe. The aircraft then returned to Tokyo.

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