Date: February 22, 1974
Time: ?
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight #: 523
Route: Baltimore - Atlanta
AC Type: Mc Donnell Dougals DC-9
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 15   (passengers:10  crew:5)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: An out of work Pennsylvania salesman, Samuel Byck attempted to hijack Flight 523. His plans were to fly the plane into the White House and kill president Richard Nixon. He killed a security guard to get on board. He then shot and killed the copilot and seriously wounded the pilot. He was wounded by a security guard and soon after killed himself. The plane never left the ground.

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