UI Boeing 737-2J8C ,
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Date:Wednesday 6 April 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2J8C
Owner/operator:Sudan Airways
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Luxor Airport (LXR) -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS)
Destination airport:Dongola Airport (DOG/HSDN)
A lone gunman hijacked a Sudan Airways Boeing 737 aircraft with 93 passengers and six crew members during a domestic flight from Khartoum to Dongola. Armed with both a pistol and a knife, the hijacker forced his way into the cockpit and ordered the pilot to divert to Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities refused to allow the plane to land at Cairo International Airport but directed it 330 miles south to the Egyptian resort area of Luxor. The hijacker reportedly threatened to blow up the plane but surrendered to Egyptian authorities in Luxor about 90 minutes after the plane landed. The young Sudanese hijacker reportedly asked for political asylum in Egypt, stating the deteriorating political and economic conditions in Sudan were unbearable.


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