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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Estado:
Fecha:martes 23 noviembre 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Operador:Zhejiang Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Xiamen Airport (XMN) (   China)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Yiwu Airport (YIW/ZSYW), China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China
Descripción:
A man claimed to have explosives in a bag and threatened to blow up the plane if the pilot refused to divert the flight to Taiwan. The pilot initially requested permission to land in Taiwan, but crew members overpowered the hijacker and found that his bag only contained sugar. The airplane turned away and landed in Xiamen (XMN).

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


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Distance from Yiwu Airport to Xiamen Airport as the crow flies is 563 km (352 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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