Hijacked Aircraft Endures Ultimate Stress Test

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Hijacked McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 Aircraft Proved to be far superior than its intended design.


FedEx Flight 705, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, experienced an attempted hijacking initiated by forty-two year-old FedEx employee, Auburn Calloway, on April 7, 1994. By means of extreme aerial maneuvers - meant to keep Calloway off balance - the flight crew eventually succeeded in restraining him.

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Forty-two year-old FedEx employee, Auburn Calloway, faced termination of employment for lying on his résumé about his previous flying experience with the United States Navy. He boarded the San José, California-bound aircraft intending to murder the flight crew with hammers and then to use the aircraft for a kamikaze attack on FedEx Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.

Calloway, a former Navy pilot and a martial arts expert, planned to use blunt force to kill the crew so that the injuries inflicted would resemble those occurring in a plane crash; he wanted to disguise the attack as an accident so that his family would benefit from his $2.5 million life insurance policy. As a last resort, Calloway smuggled a speargun on board in a guitar case. Calloway attempted to disable the cockpit voice recorder to cover his tracks.

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