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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 10 February 1997
Type:unknown
Operator:China Northwest Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 158
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 173
Airplane damage: None
Location:Guangzhou Airport (CAN) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Zhuhai Airport (ZUH/ZGUH), China
Narrative:
A China Northwest Airlines plane was hijacked by a Chinese man. He was carrying an attaché case which he claimed was filled with explosives, threatened to blow up the aircraft unless he was flown to Taiwan. The pilot reportedly maneuvered the aircraft in order to throw the hijacker off balance, allowing security
guards and passengers to overpower him. The pilot made an emergency landing at Guangzhou/Baiyun Airport where the hijacker was turned over to authorities. No explosives were found in the attaché case, and there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1997 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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