Narrative:Mental patient demanded to be taken to Israel. Hijacker surrendered. A handheld device he said was a detonator for an explosive in the hold turned out to be television remote control, and he surrendered a few hours after talking with his psychiatrist on the telephone.
|Date:||Tuesday 23 June 1998|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 124|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 131 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Valencia Airport (VLC) (Spain)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Sevilla Airport (SVQ/LEZL), Spain|
|Destination airport:||Barcelona Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sevilla Airport to Barcelona Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 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.