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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 22 August 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18
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 (   Unknown country)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Israel. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Amman-Marka International Airport as the crow flies is 480 km (300 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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