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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Datum:maandag 17 juli 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic RJ1H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro RJ100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:CityFlyer Express
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 95
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 101
Schade: Geen
Plaats:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Zwitserland
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
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.

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


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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 Zürich-Kloten Airport en London-Gatwick Airport bedraagt 748 km (468 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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