ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 747 or 777 registration unknown Wuhan Airport (WUH)
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Date:Monday 2 June 1997
Type:Boeing 747 or 777
Operator:Air China
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Wuhan Airport (WUH) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Destination airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
A Chinese woman hijacked Air China flight 1301 (a B-747 or 777 aircraft) between Beijing and Guangzhou. The hijacker reportedly told the male passenger seated next to her that she wanted to go to Taiwan and would "blow up the airplane if necessary" to get there. The woman then got out of her seat and, after 20 minutes, still had not returned. The man became worried and notified a flight attendant, who informed the captain. It is unclear what then transpired aboard the aircraft; however, approximately 90 minutes into the flight, the plane suddenly landed at Wuhan’s airport without any announcement having been made. The aircraft stopped at the end of the runway, and passengers were told to deplane as soon as possible to cars and buses waiting to take them away. The hijacker was turned over to the authorities, and the aircraft was searched for explosives but none were found. The passengers were again enplaned, and the aircraft continued on its flight to Guangzhou.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1997 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Beijing-Capital International Airport to Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport as the crow flies is 1891 km (1182 miles).

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