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Date:Friday 10 May 2002
Type:Boeing 737
Owner/operator:Xiamen Airlines
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Xiamen Airport (XMN) -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Shenzhen-Huangtian Airport (SZX/ZGSZ)
Destination airport:Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A man managed to smuggle two knives with blades of 9.5 cm and 7 cm respectively on his right and left feet past airport security check and boarded the aircraft destined for Xiamen. During flight, the perpetrator held a flight attendant hostage and demanded to be flown to Taipei. At the guidance of the pilot-in-command, the crew members responsible for security on board subdued the perpetrator. During trial, he was found to be mentally retarded and was sentenced to 4 years in prison for crimes of air piracy.


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

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