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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 19 February 1972
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: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ) (   Jordan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Narrative:
A male passenger, armed with a hand grenade, attempted to hijack the flight to Libya. He was overpowered by two security guards on board. The flight continued to Amman.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Het vr?e volk 21-02-1972


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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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