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Last updated: 28 July 2021
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Date:lundi 17 juillet 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic RJ1H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro RJ100
Compagnie:CityFlyer Express
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 95
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 101
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Suisse
Aéroport de destination:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Royaume Uni
Numéro de vol:CJ8106
Détails:
CityFlyer Express flight 8106 was hijacked while en route to London's Gatwick Airport from Zurich, Switzerland. The hijacking occurred as the plane, a BAe-146 aircraft, was preparing for descent into Gatwick. The hijacker, armed with a large pair of scissors, grabbed a flight attendant by the hair and placed the scissors blades to her throat. He apparently was distraught over having failed earlier to obtain political asylum in Britain. He claimed to have a bomb concealed in a "Walkman"-type cassette tape player and threatened to detonate it if not granted asylum. During the plane’s descent, the pilot left the cockpit, convinced the man to release the flight attendant, and calmed him. The plane made an emergency landing at Gatwick and proceeded to a remote area of the airport, where authorities arrested the hijacker. None of the flight’s 95 passengers or six crew members was injured.

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


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Zürich-Kloten Airport et London-Gatwick Airport est de 748 km (468 miles).

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