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Last updated: 16 December 2018
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Datum:Sonntag 13 September 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-53
Fluggesellschaft:Swissair
Kennzeichen: HB-IDD
Werknummer: 45656/191
Baujahr: 1963
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) (   Jordanien)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Schweiz
Flug nach:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flugnummer: 100
Unfallbericht:
The DC-8 carrying 143 passengers and 12 crewmembers was hijacked after leaving Zürich on September 6. The plane was then flown to Zerqa, a military airfield 20 miles North of Amman. Hijackers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine released the hostages and blew up the plane September 13.



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Distance from Zürich-Kloten Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 6264 km (3915 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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