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Last updated: 7 July 2020
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Datum:maandag 31 juli 2000
Type:Airbus
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cathay Pacific Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
Hong Kong police arrested a man who held a female hostage on board a Cathay Pacific Airways aircraft that was parked at the Hong Kong International Airport. The man, armed with a pistol, forced his way through a staff security checkpoint on the south side of the passenger terminal to the apron. The suspect then ran toward a parking stand and forced a cleaning woman to board the plane. The only other person then on board was an engineer who remained trapped in the cockpit until the incident was over. The gunman likely did not know that the engineer was aboard. No passengers were on the plane because the incident happened several hours before the flight was due to leave for Paris, France. During negotiations with authorities, the gunman threatened to kill his hostage (the cleaning woman) and demanded to be flown to Myanmar (Burma). After 2,5 hours, the hostage-taker surrendered to police and the cleaning woman was released unharmed.

Bronnen:
» 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 Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport en Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bedraagt 9533 km (5958 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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