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Friday 22nd of February 1974

47 years ago

Tire salesman and would-be assassin Samuel Joseph Byck commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 44 in Baltimore–Washington International Airport, Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States.

Byck shot and killed Maryland Aviation Administration Police officer George Neal Ramsburg before storming aboard Delta Air Lines DC-9 Flight 523 to Atlanta, which he wanted to crash on the White House to kill President Nixon. When pilots Reese Doug Loftin and Fred Jones told him they could not take off until wheel blocks were removed he shot them both. After a standoff with police Byck committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.