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Hijacking
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:maandag 23 augustus 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-266
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:EgyptAir
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 95
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 101
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Luxor Airport (LXR) (   Egypte)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Vliegveld van aankomst:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX), Egypte
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» The Bryan Times - Aug 23, 1976


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cairo International Airport en Luxor Airport bedraagt 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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