UI Airbus A310-304 D-AIDM,
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Date:Thursday 11 February 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A310-304
Registration: D-AIDM
MSN: 595
Year of manufacture:1991
Engine model:General Electric CF6-80C2A2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104
Aircraft damage: None
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Lufthansa German Airlines Flight LH592 was hijacked over Austrian airspace shortly after departure from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). The aircraft, an Airbus A310-300, was en route to Addis Ababa (ADD), Ethiopia, via Cairo (CAI), Egypt, with 94 passengers and 10 crew. A lone Ethiopian male forced his way
into the cockpit and placed a pistol to the pilot's head. His single demand was to fly to New York City. The aircraft refueled at Hannover, Germany, and was flown to New York (JFK). There, the hijacker gave the weapon to the pilot, exited the aircraft, and surrendered to authorities. His weapon was determined to be a starter pistol loaded with blank rounds. No injuries were incurred during the 11½ hour ordeal.


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


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