Beschrijving:A 40-year old Egyptian male hijacked KLM Flight 110 during a flight from Tunis (TUN), Tunisia, to Amsterdam (AMS), the Netherlands . The hijacker claimed to have an explosive device and demanded to be flown to New York City . He apparently was seeking to force the release of the jailed Egyptian cleric, Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was in custody charged with immigration-related violations.
|Datum:||15 AUG 1993|
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||KLM Royal Dutch Airlines|
|Bouwjaar:|| 1989-09-13 (3 years 11 months)|
|Motoren:|| 2 CFMI CFM56-3B2|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 136|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 143 |
|Plaats:||Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (Duitsland)
|Fase:|| Kruisvlucht (ENR)|
|Soort vlucht:||Internationale lijnvlucht|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunesië|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland|
Several of the Shaykh's followers have been charged in the February 1993, World Trade Center bombing in New York City. Another of the hijacker's demands was for the United Nations to enforce sanctions against Serbia in the Balkan conflict.
The plane landed at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, during midafternoon ostensibly to be refueled. The hijacker released everyone on board except two crew members and began to negotiate with the authorities. He set a deadline for the release of the Shaykh and threatened to blow up the airplane if his demands were not met.
The incident ended at approximately 02:00 am, on August 16, nearly 10 hours after the plane landed in Duesseldorf. Members of the German counterterrorist unit, GSG-9, stormed the aircraft and arrested the hijacker without incident. There were no injuries. No weapons or explosives were found on the hijacker or on board the aircraft. The hijacker acted alone.
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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 Tunis-Carthage Airport en Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport bedraagt 1759 km (1100 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.