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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Monday 10 July 1972
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:Lufthansa
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:München-Riem Airport (MUC) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Germany
Destination airport:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Narrative:
An Algerian passenger handed a note to a flight attendant, claiming to have explosives. He demanded $400,000 in ransom and a parachute. After landing at Munich, he allowed the passengers to leave the plane. Meanwhile two policemen entered the aircraft and were able to arrest the hijacker. No explosives were found.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Het Parool, 11 July 1972


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Distance from Köln/Bonn Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (277 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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