Delta Air Lines Flight 523

Delta Air Lines Flight 523Friday February 22, 1974
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.

Crash Details

DateFriday February 22, 1974
LocationBaltimore, Maryland
Passengers10
Crew5
Fatalities1
Survivors14
Aircraft TypeMc Donnell Dougals DC-9
OperatorDelta Air Lines
Registration
Flight OriginBaltimore
Flight Destination Atlanta
Baltimore, Maryland
Delta Air Lines
Mc Donnell Dougals DC-9
1974