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Last updated: 8 December 2019
Datum:maandag 17 april 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Registratie: HB-IFM
Constructienummer: 45847/394
Bouwjaar: 1968-09-17 (3 years 7 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   Italië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Zwitserland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italië
Swissair flight SR610 departed Genève-Cointrin Airport, Switzerland, at 07:20 hours on a flight to Rome, Italy.
About 07:55, a 30-year-old male passenger entered the cockpit of the DC-9 carrying a cigar box which he claimed was a bomb. He demanded to be flown to Argentina. The pilot diverted to flight to Rome's-Ciampino Airport, where the flight landed at 09:07.
After landing the hijacker descended the ventral stairs in order to speak to the U.S. ambassador. A police officer had posed as the ambassador and arrested the hijacker.

» L'Unità, 18-4-1972
» British Pathé
» Nouvelliste, 18 April 1972


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Genève-Cointrin Airport en Roma-Fiumicino Airport bedraagt 691 km (432 miles).

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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