Hijacking description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 2 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727
Operator:Iberia
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (   Italy)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Narrative:
After landing at Rome-Fiumicino Airport, a male passenger pulled a knife and threatened the flight crew. He demanded to be flown back to Madrid immediately.
The passengers were allowed to deplane. At some point a pilot was a able to activate a fire extinguishing bottle, disabling the hijacker. He was then overpowered and arrested.
The Libyan hijacker was being deported from Spain and wanted to return to his fiancée in Spain.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» The Pittsburgh Press - May 3, 1977
» L'Unità 3-5-1977


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Roma-Fiumicino Airport as the crow flies is 1321 km (826 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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