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Last updated: 29 January 2020
Date:Tuesday 6 May 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-172C
Operator:TAP Air Portugal
Registration: CS-TBQ
C/n / msn: 19665/476
First flight: 1967-10-06 (12 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Madrid, Lisbon (   Portugal)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR), Portugal
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Switzerland. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.


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Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Faro Airport as the crow flies is 220 km (138 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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