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Hijacking
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Statuts:
Date:dimanche 27 juin 1976
Heure:ca 12:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Compagnie:Air France
Immatriculation: F-BVGG
Numéro de série: 019
Année de Fabrication: 1975-11-11 (8 months)
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 242
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 254
Dégats de l'appareil: Inconnu
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Entebbe Airport (EBB) (   Ouganda)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Numéro de vol:AF139
Détails:
Air France flight 139 was hijacked by four terrorists, two of which were members of the German Baader-Meinhof Gang. They directed the plane to Benghazi, Libya. After a six and a half hour delay, the plane took off again and flew to Entebbe. On the ground at Entebbe the hijackers were joined by three others.
The passengers were transported to the airfield's old terminal building. The hijackers later released a large number of them, keeping 105 Israelis and Jews, which they threatened with death in case the Israeli government would not comply with their demand to release 53 Palestinian prisoners.
Israeli forces then launched a rescue mission. On the night of July 3 several C-130 Hercules planes landed at Entebbe. The soldiers freed the hostages in a lightning attack, killing all hijackers in the process. Also three hostages died in the attack, along with some Ugandan troops and one Israeli commando.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Athens-Ellinikon International Airport et Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport est de 2084 km (1302 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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