Hijacking
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:samedi 18 août 2007
Type/Sous-type:McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Compagnie:Atlasjet Airlines
Immatriculation: TC-AKN
Numéro de série: 53186/2092
Année de Fabrication: 1994
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 140
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 145
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Antalya Airport (AYT) (   Turquie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Ercan Airport (ECN), Turquie
Aéroport de destination:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turquie
Numéro de vol:1011
Détails:
Shortly after takeoff from Ercan in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, two men hijacked the MD-83. One of the two men was reportedly carrying a knife. They claimed to be members of Al-Qaeda and said they carried explosives. The hijackers demanded to be taken to Tehran, Iran.
The pilots said they needed to refuel and landed in Antalya at 08:15.
After striking a deal with the Turkish authorities, the hijackers released the women and children on board. Taking advantage of the confusion, most of the passengers escaped by breaking down the aircraft's back door and the pilots jumped out of the cockpit, leaving only a few as hostages. They hijackers then surrendered.
Media reports said police had found only modelling clay inside the package which the men claimed to contain explosives.


Sources:
» Yolcu uçaginda 5 saatlik eylem (CNN Türk)
» Turkish hijacking ends without bloodshed (Turkish Press, 18-8-2007)


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Aircraft history
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04 OCT 1994 N880RA Reno Air
31 AUG 1999 N880RA American Airlines airline merged
23 APR 2001 TC-FBD Freebird Airlines
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TC-AKN THY Turkish Airlines sub leased
TC-AKN World Focus Airlines returned
TC-AKN Fly Air leased
2006 TC-AKN World Focus Airlines returned
29 MAR 2007 TC-AKN Iran Air Tours sub leased
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TC-AKN Eritrean Airlines leased
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Ercan Airport et Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport est de 761 km (475 miles).

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