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Last updated: 21 October 2016
Datum:Donnerstag 11 Mai 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Triebwerk: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Aswan Airport (ASW) (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
Flug nach:Aswan Airport (ASW/HESN), Ägypten
A man brandished a jar of hair gel and claimed it to be a bomb on board EgyptAir flight 233. The hijacker told the chief flight attendant that he wanted to go to Afghanistan so that he could find a job. After making the demand, the hijacker attempted to storm the cockpit of the Airbus A321 aircraft but was unable to gain entry and was overpowered by crew members. The plane landed in Aswan where the hijacker was taken into custody and charged with air piracy and threatening the lives of airplane passengers. None of the 19 people on the flight were injured.

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


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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 Cairo International Airport to Aswan Airport as the crow flies is 694 km (434 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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