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Hijacking
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Statuts:
Date:dimanche 24 novembre 1985
Heure:20:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-266
Compagnie:EgyptAir
Immatriculation: SU-AYH
Numéro de série: 21191/450
Année de Fabrication: 1976-02-26 (9 years 9 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Equipage:victimes: / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: / à bord: 92
Total:victimes: 60 / à bord: 98
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malte)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Numéro de vol:MS648
Détails:
On November 23, at 19:35 the EgyptAir Boeing 737 was hijacked by 3 men. The Egyptian security guard who was onboard shot and killed one of the hijackers before being shot and wounded himself, along with two flight attendants. Although the hijackers demanded to be flown to Tunisia or Libya, they agreed to land at Malta for refueling were it landed at 21:15. At Malta, the two wounded cabin crew members were released, along with 11 women. Because Maltese authorities refused to refuel the plane unless all passengers were released, the hijackers threatened to kill a passenger every 10 minutes. A total of 5 additional people were shot and thrown off the aircraft, two of them were killed.
After 22 hours of negotiation the plane was stormed by Egyptian forces. In the fight which followed hand grenades were thrown into the passenger cabin, causing a fire.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée 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 Cairo International Airport est de 1109 km (693 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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