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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24
Operator:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX), Egypt
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
A hijacking in Egypt was foiled when a passenger drew a dagger and gun, demanding to be flown to Saudi Arabia. He was overpowered by the security guard on board the flight.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 18-09-1970


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Distance from Luxor Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 508 km (318 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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