Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 12 January 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2H3
Operator:Tunis Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Tripoli, Tripoli (   Libya)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Destination airport:Djerba-Melita Airport (DJE/DTTJ), Tunisia
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

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Distance from Tunis-Carthage Airport to Djerba-Melita Airport as the crow flies is 332 km (208 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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