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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 17 April 2004
Type:Airbus
Operator:Qatar Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Casablanca (unknown airport), Morocco
Destination airport:Doha International Airport (DOH/OTBD), Qatar
Flightnumber: 553
Narrative:
A Kuwaiti passenger demanded to be flown to Geneva. The perpetrator harassed the cabin crew and tried to enter the cockpit in a threatening manner. The pilot made an emergency landing in Cairo. Following his arrest, the perpetrator was examined by the airport doctor who concluded that he was suffering from some form of mental disturbance.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Acts of Unlawful Interference - (1996-2004) / ICAO Aviation Security and Facilitation Branch (S&F)


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