Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 24 January 2003
Time:ca 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-145LR (ERJ-145LR)
Operator:Sichuan Airlines
Registration: B-3043
C/n / msn: 145377
First flight: 2001
Engines: 2 Allison AE3007A1/2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: None
Location:near Chengdu (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Chengdu Airport (CTU/ZUUU), China
Flightnumber: 434
Narrative:
A man attempted to hijack the airplane and ignited home-made explosives, which injured a passenger and also himself. He was subdued by a security officer.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» People's Daily


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Distance from Chongqing Airport to Chengdu Airport as the crow flies is 274 km (171 miles).

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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