UI Boeing 747-246B JA8109,
ASN logo

Date:Monday 23 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-246B
Owner/operator:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registration: JA8109
MSN: 20503/180
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:4203 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN) -   Libya
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Flight 404 was hijacked by 4 men and a woman, shortly after leaving Amsterdam. The woman hijacker got killed in an accidental explosion of the explosive device she was carrying. The aircraft landed at Dubai and later took off for Damascus and Benghazi. All passengers and crew were released and the aircraft blown up.


Aviation Lettter 184



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); 19 August 1972

Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314