- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 17, 1948
Time: ?
Location: Over the Pearl River, China
Operator: Cathy Pacific
Flight #: ?
Route: Macau - Hong Kong
AC Type: PBY Catalina
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 26   (passengers:23  crew:3)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: A Catalina seaplane was hijacked by a group attempting to rob the passengers; following a struggle in the cockpit, the plane crashed killing all on board except one passenger who was later identified as the lead hijacker. This is the earliest known airliner hijacking.
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