Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 1 September 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321
Operator:Aero Lloyd
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)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Destination airport:Berlin (unknown airport), Germany
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.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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