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Hijacking
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 23 agosto 1976
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-266
Operador:EgyptAir
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 95
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 101
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:Luxor Airport (LXR) (   Egipto)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX), Egipto
Descripción:
The EgyptAir Boeing 737 was hijacked during a domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor. The aircraft took off from Cairo at 07:15 hours local time. As the aircraft neared Luxor, three armed passengers hijacked the aircraft. They demanded to be flown to Libya, but the aircraft had to land at Luxor because the pilot told the hijacked he did not have enough fuel to reach Libya.
On the ground at Luxor the hijackers demanded the release of five prisoners, detained for plotting an assassination of dissident Libyan and Yemeni political leaders.
At 17:30 hours the aircraft was stormed by army commando forces and all hijackers were arrested.

Fuentes:
» The Bryan Times - Aug 23, 1976


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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Luxor Airport as the crow flies is 508 km (317 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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