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Last updated: 10 April 2020
Fecha:jueves 19 septiembre 1991
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Registración: I-DAWC
Numéro de série: 49198/1142
Año de Construcción: 1984-05-21 (7 years 4 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 130
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 137
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) (   Túnez)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Túnez
Número de Vuelo:AZ864
A Tunisian immigrant hijacked an Alitalia DC-9 aircraft with 130 passengers and seven crew members en route from Rome to Tunis. The hijacker, armed with a pistol and claiming to have a bomb in a bag, seized a flight attendant as hostage and demanded to land in Algiers . The crew refused, however, and instead landed in Tunis at 16:55, two hours and seven minutes after takeoff. The hijacker was apprehended by antiterrorist commandos. No explosive device was found and there were no injuries.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» L'Unità, 20-9-1991


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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 574 km (358 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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