Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 6 January 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-131
Operator:TransAsia Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 IAE V2530-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 194
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 203
Airplane damage: None
Location:Tainan Airport (TNN) (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Destination airport:Tainan Airport (TNN/RCNN), Taiwan
Flightnumber: 529
Narrative:
A man, disappointed with domestic political and social developments in Taiwan, hijacked flight 529 en route to Tainan (TNN). He gave a note to one of the flight attendants, claiming to have a bomb. He demanded that the plane be flown to Fujian Province, China. The hijacker agreed to the pilot's suggestion to land in Tainan for refueling and was arrested upon landing.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1996 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport to Tainan Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (169 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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