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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Tuesday 1 April 2014
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-AISQ
C/n / msn: 3936
First flight: 2009-06-03 (4 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 82
Airplane damage: None
Location:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Destination airport:Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Flightnumber:LH1667
Narrative:
Some ten minutes after flight LH1667 had departed from Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport, Germany, a male passenger grabbed one of the flight attendants and threatened her with a part of a razor blade. He then dragged her into a toilet when two other flight attendants came over in an attempt to free their colleague.
The 28-year old hijacker from Kosovo shouted some demands in Albanian but he was not understood.
The flight crew returned to Munich were a safe landing was carried out at 11:45. All passengers and crew deplaned and a policeman and interpreter were able to convince the man to surrender.

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Distance from München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport as the crow flies is 562 km (351 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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