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Hijacking
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Datum:Freitag 26 April 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-281
Fluggesellschaft:China Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 107
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA) (   Taiwan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flug nach:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH), Taiwan
Unfallbericht:
A China Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft carrying 107 passengers and crew was hijacked by a disgruntled Taiwanese Air Force Sergeant while en route from Taipei to Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Shortly after takeoff, the hijacker, Who claimed to have a container of sulfuric acid, told a flight attendant that he wanted the
aircraft to proceed to Hong Kong. The flight attendant informed the pilot who ignored the hijacker's demand and returned the plane to Taipei. Shortly thereafter, the hijacker surrendered to authorities.
The hijacker later told authorities that he staged the hijacking because he wanted to visit relatives in Hong Kong and his request for leave from the Air Force was turned down. A subsequent investigation revealed the container of sulfuric acid to be a hoax. It held only water.



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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 Taipei-Sung Shan Airport to Kaohsiung International Airport as the crow flies is 301 km (188 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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