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Hijacking
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:donderdag 7 februari 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-123B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cyprus Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK), Cyprus
Vluchtnummer: 343
Beschrijving:
Four Shiite Muslims armed with automatic weapons stormed onto the apron at Beirut International Airport (BEY) in a car and commandeered a Cyprus Airways Boeing 707 aircraft. The aircraft was preparing for departure to Cyprus at the time of the seizure. The hijackers refused to allow passengers to board the aircraft but kept the nine member flight crew and three Lebanese employees of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, as hostages.
The hijackers demanded the release of two Lebanese men jailed in Cyprus for the hijacking of a Libyan chartered Romanian airliner to Cyprus on June 23, 1983. The five hour ordeal ended when Cypriot authorities agreed to consider their demand. The crew and its aircraft later returned to Cyprus unharmed.



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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Beirut International Airport en Larnaca Airport bedraagt 206 km (129 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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