Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 8 September 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle
Operator:Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Benghazi (   Libya)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Narrative:
A young women attempted to hijack the Caravelle by pulling a grenade from under her whig.
One hijacker. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.


Classification:
Hijack

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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Amman-Marka International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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