Narrative:An Iraqi man hijacked the flight some 15 minutes after takeoff. He was armed with a pen gun and claimed to have explosives in his briefcase. He demanded to be taken to Baghdad. The airplane diverted to Djibouti for refueling. There the flight crew overpowered the hijacker.
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants
|Status:||- (No safety board investigation)|
|Date:||Monday 22 January 2001|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Djibouti ( Djibouti)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||San'a International Airport (SAH/ODSN), Yemen|
|Destination airport:||Taiz-Al Janad Airport (TAI/ODTZ), Yemen|
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA
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 San'a International Airport to Taiz-Al Janad Airport as the crow flies is 198 km (124 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.