Narrative:Various conflicting reports emerged as to the reason an Aero Lloyd Airbus 321 was diverted to Naples. Some agencies reported that a man had tried to hijack the flight to Tunisia, his native country, using wax candles that he said were sticks of dynamite. Other reports indicate that a mentally disturbed man had a panic attack that necessitated the diversion. Two passengers and the cabin attendant overpowered the man.
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants
|Date:||Saturday 1 September 2001|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Airplane fate:|| -|
|Location:||Napoli Airport (NAP) ( Italy)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Berlin (unknown airport), Germany|
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.