Unlawful Interference Boeing 727 , Friday 11 June 1971
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Date:Friday 11 June 1971
Time:
Type:Boeing 727
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 26
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Narrative:
During the boarding process of TWA flight TW358 at Chicago-O'Hare Airport, a 23-year old male boarded the plane without a ticket.
He brandished a gun and threatened a flight attendant. A passenger who tried to intervene was shot and killed by the hijacker.
The hijacker then demanded to be flown to North Vietnam. The passengers were released and while the plane was being prepared for departure, a Deputy U.S. Marshal climbed aboard through one of the cockpit windows. About 30 minutes after departure he opened the cockpit door after observing the hijacking walking to the back of the plane. He fired at the hijacker who took cover behind a row of seats. After landing the hijacker was arrested.

Sources:

Murder Of Connecticut Man In 1971 Helped Transform Airport Security (The Haddams-Killingworth Patch, 20-6-2013)
The Free Lance-Star - Jun 12, 1971

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