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Hijacking
Last updated: 24 June 2016
Statuts:
Date:mercredi 5 juillet 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320
Compagnie:Royal Jordanian Airlines
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: / à bord: 84
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 96
Dégats de l'appareil: Mineurs
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) (   Jordanie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordanie
Aéroport de destination:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syrie
Numéro de vol: 435
Détails:
A Syrian national hijacked Royal Jordanian flight 435 en route to Damascus, Syria, from Amman, Jordan. About ten minutes into the flight, the hijacker told a flight attendant that he wanted the plane, an Airbus A320 aircraft with 84 passengers and 12 crew, to be diverted to Germany or another European country. The man was armed with an "old" pistol and an "almost worn-out" hand grenade, which he had smuggled aboard the plane in a portable cassette player.
After the hijacker fired two shots and pulled the pin of the grenade, he was shot and killed by a Jordanian air marshal. The grenade rolled down the aisle of the plane and detonated under a seat. The blast injured 15 passengers, none seriously, and tore a 12" deep hole in the floor of the cabin of the plane. The pilot and copilot were able to return the plane to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
Several members of the hijacker's family were on board the plane, but they were not believed to have involvement in the hijacking. The hijacker reportedly had lived briefly in Germany and had made several attempts to return there. His motive for hijacking the plane allegedly was to seek asylum because he did not want to return to Syria.


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


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Amman-Queen Alia International Airport et Damascus International Airport est de 193 km (121 miles).

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