Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 14 January 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Alitalia
Registration: I-DIZI
C/n / msn: 47432/525
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 87
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 93
Airplane damage: None
Location:Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO) (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Destination airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Flightnumber: 864
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Italy. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» L'unitÓ 16-1-1980


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 574 km (358 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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