Narrative:A hijacked demanded $50,000 for starvation in Africa and ticket to New York. Plane was stormed, hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.
|Status:||- (No safety board investigation)|
|Date:||Saturday 1 December 1973|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-8|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 145 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) ( Switzerland)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland|
|Destination airport:||Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Genève-Cointrin Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 229 km (143 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.