Hijacking
Last updated: 29 July 2014
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Datum:vrijdag 29 maart 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-230
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Lufthansa
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 108
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 114
Schade: Geen
Plaats:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vluchtnummer: 040
Beschrijving:
A Lufthansa Boeing 737 aircraft was hijacked while on a flight from Hamburg, West Germany to London, England. The aircraft, with 108 passengers and 6 crew members aboard, was commandeered by a lone male claiming to have a gun. Approximately 15 minutes before landing at Heathrow Airport in London, the hijacker demanded that the aircraft land in London am that a jumbo jet be made available to fly him to Hawaii.
After the aircraft landed, the hijacker reportedly discussed his plans with the crew and police. One hour later, he surrendered peacefully to authorities. A subsequent investigation revealed that the hijacker was unarmed and possibly mentally disturbed.


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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 Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport en London-Heathrow Airport bedraagt 740 km (462 miles).

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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