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Last updated: 24 March 2018
Fecha:miércoles 21 octubre 2009
Tipo:Boeing 737
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 83
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egipto)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turquía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egipto
Número de Vuelo:MS738
A Sudanese passenger on board the EgyptAir flight pulled out the knife at a female attendant, minutes after takeoff saying he wanted the flight diverted to Jerusalem "to liberate it" Two air marshals overpowered the hijacker, who later turned out to be intoxicated.
News media reported the airplane involved to be a Boeing 737 while the EgyptAir timetable suggested the airplane usually used on the flight was an Airbus A320.



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Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1221 km (763 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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