ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 767-2J6ER registration unknown Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek Airport (TPE)
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Date:Tuesday 10 August 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B762 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-2J6ER
Operator:Air China
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 137
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 150
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek Airport (TPE) (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China
Destination airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII), Indonesia
Air China Flight 973 was a regular flight from Beijing (PEK) to Jakarta (CGK) via Xiamen (XMN). Following takeoff from Xiamen, a 30-year old Chinese man passed a handwritten note to a flight attendant demanding to be flown to Taiwan. The hijackers "accomplice" would destroy the aircraft unless the demand was met, according to the note .The hijacker was carrying a shampoo bottle containing a mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acids, and he threatened to disfigure nearby passengers with the acid unless his instructions were followed .The aircraft was flown to Taipei International Airport (TPE), where the hijacker surrendered.

Forced landing on runway

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


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Distance from Xiamen Airport to Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as the crow flies is 3608 km (2255 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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