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Hijacking description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Tuesday 16 October 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: 5A-DDU
C/n / msn: 10586
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Hon Airport (HUQ/HLON), Libya
Destination airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Malta. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: 2 days.


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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 Hon Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 474 km (296 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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