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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Datum:zaterdag 25 september 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-243
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alitalia
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 101
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 109
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), ItaliŽ
Vluchtnummer:AZ871
Beschrijving:
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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» Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, 27-09-1982
» L'unitŗ, 26-9-1982


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport en Roma-Fiumicino Airport bedraagt 956 km (598 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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