1971 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1971:

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  • November 10 – After its flight crew radios that it cannot reach its destination due to bad weather, a Merpati Nusantara Airlines Vickers Viscount bound for Padang on Sumatra in Indonesia crashes into the Indian Ocean off Padang, killing all 69 people on board. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Indonesian history at the time.
  • November 13 – Armed with a sawed-off shotgun, Paul Joseph Cini hijacks Air Canada Flight 812, a Douglas DC-8, during a domestic flight in Canada from Calgary, Alberta, to Toronto, Ontario, identifying himself as a member of the Irish Republican Army and threatening to blow up the plane with dynamite if he does not receive $1.5 million and a flight to Ireland. The airliner diverts to Great Falls, Montana, where Air Canada gives him $50,000, which was all the money it could scrape together on short notice. Cini accepts the reduced amount, and the DC-8 takes off to return to Calgary to refuel. During the flight to Calgary, Cini orders the flight crew to open an emergency exit so that he can parachute from the plane, but he unable to untie twine he has used to tie up a parachute he has brought aboard. When one of the pilots hands Cini a fire ax to use to cut the twine, Cini puts his shotgun down. The pilot kicks the shotgun away and grabs Cini, and another crew member fractures Cini′s skull with the ax, bringing the hijacking to an end. Cini is arrested and jailed.[90][91]
  • November 17 – A hijacker takes control of an Arawak Airlines Beechcraft Model 99 making a domestic flight in Trinidad and Tobago from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, to Tobago, demanding to be flown to Cuba. The plane returns to Trinidad, where the hijacker surrenders.[92]
  • November 24 – A man identifying himself as "Dan Cooper" uses a bomb threat to hijack Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 – a Boeing 727-51 with 35 other passengers and a crew of six on board flying from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington – demanding US$200,000 and four parachutes. Receiving the money and parachutes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, he allows all passengers and two flight attendants to leave the plane, then orders it flown toward Mexico City; soon after takeoff, he parachutes from the plane with his money, and the airliner lands safely at Reno, Nevada, dragging its aft stairway down the runway. The hijacker is never seen or heard from again and also is never positively identified. The press mistakenly identifies "Dan Cooper" as "D. B. Cooper", the name of another individual questioned in the case, and he goes down in history incorrectly as "D. B. Cooper".[93]
  • November 27 – Three hijackers commandeer Trans World Airlines Flight 106 – a Boeing 727 with 49 people on board flying from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Chicago, Illinois – and force it to fly to Cuba.[94]

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  17. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, pp. 152–157.
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  19. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #88: Chapin Paterson," March 23, 2013.
  20. ^ Associated Press, "Young Army Draftee Held in Canada as Air Pirate," The Morning Press (Meriden, Connecticut), February 27, 1971, p. 10.
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  23. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #43: Thomas Kelly Marston," May 7, 2013.
  24. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #92: Thomas Marston," March 19, 2013.
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  32. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #81: Diego Ramirez," March 30, 2013.
  33. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #24: John Morgan Mathews," May 26, 2013.
  34. ^ Melia, Tamara Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777–1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 978-0-945274-07-0, pp. 99–100.
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  46. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #44: James Bennett," May 6, 2013.
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  48. ^ Lichtenstein, Grace, "La Guardia Jet Is Hijacked And Flown to the Bahamas," nytimes.com, May 29, 1971
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  51. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #16: Glen Elmo Riggs," June 3, 2013.
  52. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  53. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day: #5: Gregory White," June 17, 2013.
  54. ^ Lanzon, Lauren, "Murder Of Connecticut Man In 1971 Helped Transform Airport Security," patch.com, June 20, 2013.
  55. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #57: Bobby Richard White," April 23, 2013.
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  64. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  65. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #8: Richard Obergfell," June 12, 2013.
  66. ^ Aviation Safty Network Hijacking Description
  67. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  68. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #59: Santiago Guerra-Valdez," April 21, 2013.
  69. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  70. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  71. ^ Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903–2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 110.
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  73. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  74. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  75. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #95: Juan Miguel Borges Guerra," March 16, 2013.
  76. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  77. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  78. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  79. ^ Melia, Tamara Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777–1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 978-0-945274-07-0, p. 100.
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  82. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #71: Richard Frederick Dixon," April 9, 2013.
  83. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  84. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  85. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  86. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #75: Del Lavon Thomas," April 5, 2013.
  87. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  88. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  89. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  90. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #6: Paul Joseph Cini," June 15, 2013.
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  96. ^ Brogan, Patrick, The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945, New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 978-0-679-72033-1, p. 210.
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  98. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 160.
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  100. ^ "Skyjacker of the Day #77: Raul Ignacio Arana," April 3, 2013.
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  103. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  104. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #86: Everett Holt," March 25, 2013.
  105. ^ Associated Press, "Quaker Held in Attempt to Skyjack Airliner," Daytona Beach Morning Journal, December 26, 1971, p. 8B.
  106. ^ Associated Press, "Plane Hijacking Strictly Bogus, FBI Asserts," The Morning Record, December 27, 1971, p. 23.
  107. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-559-9, p. 158.
  108. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  109. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #9: Patrick Dolan Critton," June 11, 2013.
  110. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  111. ^ skyjackeroftheday.tumblr.com "Skyjacker of the Day #67: Donald Coleman," April 13, 2013.
  112. ^ a b Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 112.
  113. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 104.
  114. ^ David, Donald, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Nobles Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 111.

References[edit]

  • "Boeing 2707". GlobalSecurity.org. Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. 
  • "The Worst Ever". TIME. 9 August 1971. Retrieved 14 October 2008.