Narrative:A passenger tried to hijack Xiamen Airlines flight 8502 using a knife. The hijacker, a hospital worker from Shanghai who had recently been laid off, wanted to be taken to Taiwan. In-flight security subdued the man.
|Date:||Saturday 12 June 1999|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||at an unknown location ( China)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Shanghai (unknown airport), China|
|Destination airport:||Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China|
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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.