Hijacking
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Statuts:
Date:vendredi 14 juin 1985
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-231
Compagnie:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Immatriculation: N64339
Numéro de série: 20844/1065
Année de Fabrication: 1974-08-27 (10 years 10 months)
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 145
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 153
Dégats de l'appareil: Inconnu
Lieu de l'accident:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Liban)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italie
Numéro de vol: 847
Détails:
A Trans World Airlines Boeing 727 with 145 passengers and 8 crew members aboard was hijacked by two Shiite Lebanese men armed with a pistol and two hand grenades. The flight was en route from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy when the hijackers forced their way into the cockpit, beat the first officer and flight
engineer, and ordered the captain to fly to Algiers, Algeria. When told by the captain that the aircraft did not have sufficient to fly to Algiers, the hijackers then changed their destination to Beirut, Lebanon. They demanded the release of over 700 Shiite prisoners held by Israel and others. From the period of June 14 through June 26 a total of 111 passengers and 5 flight attendants were released at various times during the three landings at Beirut and two landings at Algiers. One U.S. military passenger was shot and killed on the second landing at Beirut. Additional Shiites joined the original two hijackers ordering the captain to fly to Algiers a second time. During this landing, a third member of the original team who failed to get on the aircraft in Athens joined the group. On June 30, 1985 the remaining 36 passengers and 3 crew members were released in Damascus, Syria. The aircraft was held by Lebanese authorities in Beirut until August 16, 1985.


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Athens-Ellinikon International Airport et Roma-Fiumicino Airport est de 1063 km (665 miles).

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