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Hijacking description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Sunday 6 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-DNS
C/n / msn: 47168/423
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Airplane damage: None
Location:Barcelona (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Algiers. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

» El País 8-8-1978


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Madrid-Barajas Airport as the crow flies is 1448 km (905 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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