Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 June 1999
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:Xiamen Airlines
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
Flightnumber:8502
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.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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.
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