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Hijacking description
Last updated: 8 October 2015
Date:Sunday 22 October 1978
Type:Boeing 727-82C
Operator:TAP Air Portugal
Registration: CS-TBO
C/n / msn: 19968/660
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Madrid, Lisbon (   Unknown country)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR), Portugal
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Switzerland. Hijacker surrendered.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

» José Vilhena


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Faro Airport as the crow flies is 220 km (138 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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