Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 11 Mai 2000|
|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|
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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.