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Date:Friday 27 August 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-2R4C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Al Ghaydah Airport (AAY) -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Riyan Airport (RIY/ODAR)
Destination airport:Al Ghaydah Airport (AAY/ODAG)
An Alyemda Boeing 737 aircraft was hijacked during a domestic flight from Riyan Airport (RIY) to Al Ghaydah Airport (AAY).
The hijacker, a Yemeni soldier who reportedly was armed with a handgun and a hand grenade, demanded to be taken to either Kuwait or Oman. The pilot convinced the hijacker that a refueling stop was necessary. After all passengers had disembarked, police stormed the aircraft and arrested the hijacker. There were no injuries.


Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security

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