Hijacking description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 8 March 1996
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Kibris Türk Hava Yollari
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Airplane damage: None
Location:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ercan Airport (ECN), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Flightnumber: 007
Narrative:
A hijacker, brandishing a handgun, entered the cockpit shortly after takeoff from Ercan. The aircraft flew to Sofia, Bulgarian for refueling. The plane continued to Munich were the hijacker surrendered, 11 hours after initiating the hijack.

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Distance from Ercan Airport to Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 761 km (475 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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