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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 26 July 2004
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:Air China
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 108
Airplane damage: None
Location:Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Destination airport:Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA), China
Flightnumber:1343
Narrative:
About 10 minutes after takeoff, a hijacker told the crew that he had companions on board carrying sulphuric acid that they would throw over passengers unless the plane headed for South Korea. The plane landed in Zhengzhou at about 09:50. Two plainclothes police were sent to negotiate with the hijacker on board the plane and he was detained at 10:20.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Xinhua
» Reuters


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Distance from Beijing-Capital Airport to Changsha-Huanghua Airport as the crow flies is 1348 km (843 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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