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Hijacking
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 8 November 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 707
Fluggesellschaft:Olympic Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 130
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankreich
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Unfallbericht:
Two Italian male passengers hijacked an Olympic Airways flight from Paris-Orly, France to Athens-Greece. They threatened the crew with a gun and a hand grenade and forced the cabin crew to hand out pamphlets among the passengers. The hijackers claimed to be members of the "International Command for Greece".
The hijackers then requested the crew to land back at Paris-Orly were they surrendered to policemen.



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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 2080 km (1300 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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