ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev Yak-42 registration unknown Xiamen Airport (XMN)
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Date:Friday 23 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-42
Operator:Tongyong Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Engines: 3 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Xiamen Airport (XMN) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China
Destination airport:Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport (NKG/ZSNJ), China
A Chinese man hijacked a Tongyong Airlines Yak-42 aircraft during a domestic flight from Xiamen to Nanking. The plane, with 53 passengers and 11 crew members, was over Fuzhou Province when the incident occurred. The hijacker threatened to ignite a bottle of gasoline unless the plane was diverted to Taiwan. While the plane was en route to Taiwan, the hijacker was knocked down and overpowered by passengers and crew. The aircraft returned to Xiamen, having never entered Taiwanese airspace, and the hijacker was arrested.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1994 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Xiamen Airport to Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport as the crow flies is 827 km (517 miles).

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