Federal Express Flight 705

Federal Express Flight 705

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. On April 7, 1994, Federal Express Flight 705, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 cargo jet ferrying electronics across the United States from Memphis, Tennessee to San Jose, California, experienced an attempted hijacking for the purpose of a suicide attack. Auburn Calloway, a FedEx employee facing possible dismissal for lying about his previous flying experience, boarded the scheduled flight as a deadheading passenger with a guitar case carrying several hammers and a speargun. He intended to disable the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder before take-off and, once airborne, kill the crew using the blunt force of the hammers so their injuries would appear consistent with an accident rather than a hijacking. The speargun would be a last resort. He would then crash the aircraft while just appearing to be an employee killed in an accident. This would make his family eligible for a $2.5 million life insurance policy paid by Federal Express.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Spellpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136284863
  • 9786136284866