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Hijacking description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 10 March 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Q8
Operator:Hainan Airlines
Registration: B-2960
C/n / msn: 24332/1866
First flight: 1990-05-15 (5 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 149
Airplane damage: None
Location:Zhuhai Airport (ZUH) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yiwu Airport (YIW/ZSYW), China
Destination airport:Haikou Airport (HAK/ZGHK), China
Narrative:
Two couples armed with knives and dynamite demanded to be taken to Taiwan. Hijackers were overpowered by security personnel on board.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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


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Distance from Yiwu Airport to Haikou Airport as the crow flies is 1415 km (884 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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