Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 17 April 1972
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Swissair
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   Italy)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Narrative:
One hijacker. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Sources:
» L'Unità, 18-4-1972


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Distance from Genève-Cointrin Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 710 km (444 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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