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Hijacking
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 29 Dezember 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-436
Fluggesellschaft:British Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 19
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 379
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 398
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (   Kenia)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenia
Unfallbericht:
During the flight, a 27-year old Kenyan man stormed the cockpit of the aircraft and tried to seize the controls of the aircraft. The autopilot was accidentally turned off as the crew struggled with the man and the aircraft lurched and made sudden manoeuvres. With the help of the passengers, the crew members overpowered the offender and regained control of the flight. Upon landing in Nairobi, six passengers were taken to hospital with injuries caused by the aircraft's violent movement.



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Distance from London-Heathrow Airport to Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as the crow flies is 6792 km (4245 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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