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Date:vendredi 24 juillet 1987
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Compagnie:Air Afrique
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 143
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 158
Dégats de l'appareil: Inconnu
Lieu de l'accident:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Suisse)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italie
Aéroport de destination:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Numéro de vol: 056
Détails:
Air Afrique Flight 056, a DC-10 which had originated in Brazzaville, Congo, was hijacked over northern Italy while en route from Rome to Paris with 143 passengers and 15 crew members. The hijacker apparently smuggled a gun on the plane when he boarded in Bangui, Central African Republic, during a stop-over. He demanded to be flown to Beirut but allowed the pilot to land in Geneva for refueling. The hijacker, a Lebanese Shiite, demanded the release of prisoners held in West Germany. He singled out a French national, shot him to death and threatened to kill others. The aircraft was stormed by Swiss police when passengers broke open emergency doors and began escaping after the pilot announced that the aircraft was preparing to take off for Beirut. A flight attendant was wounded when he attempted to overpower the hijacker and 29 passengers were hurt fleeing from the plane.

Sources:
» L'Unità 25-7-1987
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Roma-Fiumicino Airport et Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport est de 1093 km (683 miles).

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