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Last updated: 5 August 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 11 Oktober 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Frankfurt (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Flug nach:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
The aircraft was hijacked by a passenger who demanded ransom for the aircraft and passengers.
After landing the chief pilot of Lufthansa drove to the aircraft to negotiate. When the hijacker went to the car, he was overpowered by the pilot.

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Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 1859 km (1162 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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