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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 2 March 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320
Operator:Air France
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 82
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS/LFML), France
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Flightnumber:AF5029
Narrative:
An Italian male hijacker claimed to have an explosive device in his carry-on bag that he could detonate using a remote control. After the flight landed at Paris-CDG, he demanded a televised news conference to promote his new political movement for the unification of Europe. The hijacker surrendered after several hours of negotiations; he was later determined to be mentally ill.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Marseille-Provence Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport as the crow flies is 648 km (405 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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