ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 727-2H3 registration unknown Tripoli
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Date:Friday 12 January 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2H3
Operator:Tunis Air
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tripoli (   Libya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Destination airport:Djerba-Melita Airport (DJE/DTTJ), Tunisia
Three hijackers demanded release of Habib Achour, a Tunisian trade unionist who had been imprisoned.
The aircraft diverted to Tripoli, Libya, where the hijackers surrendered.


» De Telegraaf 13-1-1979


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Distance from Tunis-Carthage Airport to Djerba-Melita Airport as the crow flies is 332 km (208 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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