ASN logo
Last updated: 22 October 2020
Status:
Datum:woensdag 5 juli 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 12
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 84
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 96
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) (   JordaniŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), JordaniŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), SyriŽ
Vluchtnummer:RJ435
Beschrijving:
A Syrian national hijacked Royal Jordanian flight 435 en route to Damascus, Syria, from Amman, Jordan. About ten minutes into the flight, the hijacker told a flight attendant that he wanted the plane, an Airbus A320 aircraft with 84 passengers and 12 crew, to be diverted to Germany or another European country. The man was armed with an "old" pistol and an "almost worn-out" hand grenade, which he had smuggled aboard the plane in a portable cassette player.
After the hijacker fired two shots and pulled the pin of the grenade, he was shot and killed by a Jordanian air marshal. The grenade rolled down the aisle of the plane and detonated under a seat. The blast injured 15 passengers, none seriously, and tore a 12" deep hole in the floor of the cabin of the plane. The pilot and copilot were able to return the plane to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
Several members of the hijacker's family were on board the plane, but they were not believed to have involvement in the hijacking. The hijacker reportedly had lived briefly in Germany and had made several attempts to return there. His motive for hijacking the plane allegedly was to seek asylum because he did not want to return to Syria.

Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


Foto's

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Kaart
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 Amman-Queen Alia International Airport en Damascus International Airport bedraagt 193 km (121 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
languages: languages

Share