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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 27 September 2000
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:China Xinhua Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 143
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Jinan Airport (TNA) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baotou Airport (BAV/ZBOW), China
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Flightnumber: 126
Narrative:
A Xinhua Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft was hijacked by a passenger reportedly armed with a knife and what later was determined to be a fake handgun. The plane was on a domestic flight from Baotou to Beijing. The hijacker demanded to be taken “south,” and the crew complied in order not to endanger the safety of the passengers. As the aircraft neared Jinan, Shandong Province, the aircraft was low on fuel. The hijacker reportedly panicked and stabbed both the captain and copilot. He was subsequently shot and killed by a Chinese air marshal. The copilot, despite his stab wounds, was able to land the plane at Jinan Airport.

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 Baotou Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 559 km (349 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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