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Hijacking
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 24 november 1985
Tijd:20:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-266
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:EgyptAir
Registratie: SU-AYH
Constructienummer: 21191/450
Bouwjaar: 1976-02-26 (9 years 9 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 92
Totaal:slachtoffers: 60 / inzittenden: 98
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Vluchtnummer:MS648
Beschrijving:
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.

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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 Athens-Ellinikon International Airport en Cairo International Airport bedraagt 1109 km (693 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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