UI Boeing 737-2Y5 9H-ABF,
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Date:Monday 9 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2Y5
Owner/operator:Air Malta
Registration: 9H-ABF
MSN: 23848/1418
Year of manufacture:1987
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 80
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Twenty minutes after takeoff, the aircraft was hijacked by two men. One of the men went into the cockpit and showed the pilot what looked like sticks of dynamite strapped to his chest. They demanded to be taken to Cologne, Germany. The hijackers demanded the release of Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca, who at the time was serving a life sentence in Italy after trying to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. However three hours after landing, the men surrendered. German police found no explosives on the aircraft.


Air Malta flight KM 830. (2006, April 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:32, June 18, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Air_Malta_flight_KM_830&oldid=50639892.

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