Alaska B738 over Pacific on Jan 17th 2013, hijack hoax

Last Update: January 18, 2013 / 18:44:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 17, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-819

Aircraft Registration
N590AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N590AS performing flight AS-819 from Kona,HI to Seattle,WA (USA), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean when a phone call was received a specific passenger would attempt to hijack the aircraft. Two F-15 fighter aircraft were dispatched to accompany the Boeing to Seattle, where the aircraft landed safely. The specified passenger taken into custody by police.

The FBI confirmed a phone call was received indicating a specific passenger would hijack the aircraft. The passenger was taken into custody for an interview. The passenger was completely unaware of the issue and had slept throughout most of the flight. The phone call was identified as a prank against that passenger, who was released. The hoax phone call is being followed up and is being taken very seriously as a crime, the attention now focusses on the caller.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N590AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-890
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 17, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-819

Aircraft Registration
N590AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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