Narrative:Three hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.
|Date:||Friday 12 January 1979|
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia|
|Destination airport:||Djerba-Melita Airport (DJE/DTTJ), Tunisia|
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 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.