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Hijacking
Last updated: 2 September 2015
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 18 februari 1994
Type:Boeing 737
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:China Southwest Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:unknown airport (   Taiwan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fuzhou Airport (FOC/ZSFZ), China
Beschrijving:
A China Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft on a domestic flight from Changsha to Fuzhou, was hijacked to Taiwan by a 36-year-old businessman who was accompanied by his wife, foster mother, and two children. The man, clothed in a riot policeman's uniform, was armed with a fruit knife. He also claimed to have an explosive device, but it was actually a Thermos cup containing tissue paper and wires. The hijacker burned a small piece of wire with his lighter, giving the impression that he was lighting the fuse of a bomb.
The hijacker demanded that the cockpit door be opened. While holding the chief flight attendant hostage, he gave the captain a note demanding that the aircraft be flown to Taiwan or the plane would be destroyed. The hijacker kept a knife at the throat of the captain while he flew to Taiwan. Upon arrival, the hijacker surrendered to local aviation police. The man was taken into custody, while his family was later returned to China with the passengers and crew. This was the first time Taiwan had forcibly repatriated a hijacker's family members not accused of air piracy. The hijacker later claimed that he hijacked the airliner because corrupt Chinese politicians had deterred his plan to set up a private enterprise and because his father had been previously tortured.


Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1994 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Changsha-Huanghua Airport en Fuzhou Airport bedraagt 681 km (426 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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