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Last updated: 6 December 2019
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:vrijdag 24 juli 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Afrique
Registratie: TU-TAL
Constructienummer: 46890/77
Bouwjaar: 1972
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 143
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 158
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Vluchtnummer:RK056
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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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 Roma-Fiumicino Airport en Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bedraagt 1093 km (683 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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