Hijacking description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 24 August 1979
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Larnaca, ...., Larnaca (   Cyprus)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libya
Destination airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to a non Arab country. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

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Distance from Benghazi-Benina International Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 666 km (416 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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