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Hijacking
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:zondag 3 september 1995
Type:Airbus A300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Inter
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 293
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 303
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankrijk
Vluchtnummer:4617
Beschrijving:
Air Inter Flight 4617 was hijacked while en route from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, to Paris, France. The Airbus A300 aircraft diverted to Cointrin Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. The plane landed in Geneva approximately two hours after departure. The lone hijacker had a hand-held device which he claimed was
a remote control detonator, and he threatened to blow up the plane. In Geneva, the hijacker demanded to meet with Swiss and French journalists and with a Spanish government representative. Swiss authorities refused the demand, however. Approximately 50 minutes after landing, the hijacker agreed to release all passengers. He was overpowered and apprehended by Swiss authorities shortly thereafter.
The hijacker apparently wanted to protest French nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean. The hijacker's device was a telephone with batteries and wires.

Bronnen:
» Un déséquilibré détourne un Airbus d’Air Inter (l'Humanité, 4-9-1996)
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / 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 Palma de Mallorca Airport en Paris-Orly Airport bedraagt 1014 km (633 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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