Vliegtuigongeval op 07 JAN 1997 met McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87) registration unknown - Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL)
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Datum:dinsdag 7 januari 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Austrian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 28
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 33
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Oostenrijk
A Bosnian male refugee hijacked Austrian Airlines flight OS 104 en route to Vienna. The hijacker gained access to the cockpit while carrying a wooden baton and a small knife with a nine centimeter (3 1/2 inch) blade. He reportedly concealed the knife in his jacket prior to boarding the aircraft. The hijacker was apparently motivated by the fact that his German visa was to expire the following week, and he reportedly feared repatriation in Bosnia. He demanded that the pilot return the aircraft to Berlin. The plane landed safely at Berlin’s Tegel Airport and was moved to an isolated area. While local authorities communicated with the hijacker in the front of the plane, German police entered the plane from the rear. They overpowered the hijacker, who was intoxicated, and placed him under arrest. There were no injuries to passengers or crew members. According to airport security personnel, the knife used by the hijacker was small enough under airline regulations to be allowed aboard the aircraft. On July 25, the hijacker was tried, convicted, and sentenced to seven years in prison.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1997 / 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 Berlin-Tegel Airport en Wien-Schwechat International Airport bedraagt 543 km (339 miles).

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