Hijacking description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 27 August 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2R4C
Operator:Alyemda
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Al Ghaydah Airport (AAY) (   Yemen)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riyan Airport (RIY/ODAR), Yemen
Destination airport:Al Ghaydah Airport (AAY/ODAG), Yemen
Narrative:
An Alyemda Boeing 737 aircraft was hijacked during a domestic flight from Riyan Airport (RIY) to Al Ghaydah Airport (AAY).
The hijacker, a Yemeni soldier who reportedly was armed with a handgun and a hand grenade, demanded to be taken to either Kuwait or Oman. The pilot convinced the hijacker that a refueling stop was necessary. After all passengers had disembarked, police stormed the aircraft and arrested the hijacker. There were no injuries.


Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Riyan Airport to Al Ghaydah Airport as the crow flies is 343 km (214 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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