Hijacking
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:Keine Untersuchung der Flugunfall-Untersuchungskommission
Datum:Samstag 27 Januar 2001
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-312
Fluggesellschaft:Gulf Air
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 4 CFMI CFM56-5C3
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 202
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 213
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Abu Dhabi (   Vereinigte Arabische Emirate)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flug nach:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Flugnummer: 153
Unfallbericht:
An Iraqi male attempted to hijack the flight using a small knife. He attempted to enter the cockpit but was quickly overpowered by the senior steward and two passengers. The hijacker later told authorities that he wanted to go to Australia.

Informationsquelle:
» AFP
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport as the crow flies is 4915 km (3072 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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