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Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:Friday 30 September 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle
Operator:Air Inter
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 98
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Lyon Satolas Airport (LYS/LFLL), France
Narrative:
The Caravelle was hijacked by a man armed with a pistol and a hand grenade. The flight returned to Orly. After about eight hours police marksmen fired tear gas grenades and stormed the plane. The hijacker lobbed his hand grenade toward the cockpit, killing one passenger. Shot were fired and the hijacker was arrested.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Lyon Satolas Airport as the crow flies is 389 km (243 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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