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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 22 February 1988
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 106
Airplane damage: None
Location:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) (   Taiwan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei (unknown airport), Taiwan
Destination airport:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH), Taiwan
Narrative:
A Taiwanese man, using 2 fake grenades, attempted to hijack the flight to China. He was overpowered by the crew.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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