Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 2 October 1973
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Germany
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Narrative:
One hijacker. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Düsseldorf Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 177 km (111 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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