Hijacking description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 February 2000
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:China Southwest Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Fuzhou Airport (FOC) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nanchang Airport (KHN/ZSCN), China
Destination airport:Fuzhou Airport (FOC/ZSFZ), China
Narrative:
During the descent for Fuzhou (FOC), during a domestic flight from Nanchang (KHN), a man pulled out a bottle of gasoline, a cigarette lighter and a knife. He demanded that the aircraft be flown to Taiwan. Chinese security officers overpowered the hijacker and the plane landed safely at Fuzhou Airport.
It appeared that the hijacker felt slighted by his supervisors at the Agricultural Technical Department and believed that Taiwan would be a better place to work.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Nanchang Airport to Fuzhou Airport as the crow flies is 491 km (307 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.
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