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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Datum:Samstag 25 September 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-243
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 101
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 109
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerien
Flug nach:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italien
About 40 minutes after departure a male passenger, armed with a knife, entered the cockpit and demanded to be flown to Tripoli, Libya.
Libyan authorities denied permission to land there. The hijacker then demanded to be flown to Malta. Permission to land there was denied. The hijacker had been denied a visa to enter Algeria and was being returned to Rome. The pilot convinced the hijacker that the plane was running low on fuel and he agreed to landing at Catania, Sicily. Italy. About one-half hour after landing all passengers and 5 of the 8 crew were released. Later some of the remaining crew attacked the hijacker and with the help of police overpowered him.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport to Roma-Fiumicino Airport as the crow flies is 956 km (598 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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