Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 12 August 1977
Type:Airbus A300
Operator:Air France
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 230
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 242
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS) (   Italy)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
One hijacker. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

Sources:
» L'Unità, 13-8-1977


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Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 2591 km (1620 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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