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Last updated: 9 December 2019
Datum:donderdag 11 februari 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A310-304
Registratie: D-AIDM
Constructienummer: 595
Bouwjaar: 1991-08-30 (1 year 6 months)
Motoren: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2A2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 94
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 104
Schade: Geen
Plaats:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Lufthansa German Airlines Flight LH592 was hijacked over Austrian airspace shortly after departure from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). The aircraft, an Airbus A310-300, was en route to Addis Ababa (ADD), Ethiopia, via Cairo (CAI), Egypt, with 94 passengers and 10 crew. A lone Ethiopian male forced his way
into the cockpit and placed a pistol to the pilot's head. His single demand was to fly to New York City. The aircraft refueled at Hannover, Germany, and was flown to New York (JFK). There, the hijacker gave the weapon to the pilot, exited the aircraft, and surrendered to authorities. His weapon was determined to be a starter pistol loaded with blank rounds. No injuries were incurred during the 11˝ hour ordeal.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Frankfurt International Airport en Cairo International Airport bedraagt 2902 km (1813 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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