Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 23 June 1998
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Iberia
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: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sevilla Airport (SVQ/LEZL), Spain
Destination airport:Barcelona Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
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.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
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» El País 24-6-1998
» BBC


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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 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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