Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 14 March 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-256
Operator:Iberia
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barcelona Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Narrative:
A male Italian hijacker demanded to see his 3-year old daughter in Ivory Coast and his 6-year old daughter in Italy. The airplane made intermediate stops in Algiers, Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Sevilla, Turin, Zürich and Warzaw before flying back to Zürich were he was arrested by policemen pretending to be airline crew members. The hijacking ended March 16.

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Distance from Barcelona Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport as the crow flies is 201 km (125 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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