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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:jeudi 14 septembre 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-622R
Compagnie:Qatar Airways
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 11
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 131
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 142
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Hail Airport (HAS) (   Arabie Saoudite)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Doha International Airport (DOH/OTBD), Qatar
Aéroport de destination:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordanie
Numéro de vol: 404
Détails:
An Iraqi armed with what was described as "a large knife" hijacked Qatar Airways flight 404. The plane, an Airbus A300 aircraft with 131 passengers and 11 crew members, was en route from Doha, Qatar, to Amman, Jordan. The hijacking occurred as the plane was beginning its descent into Amman. The hijacker demanded that the plane land in Saudi Arabia and threatened to blow up the aircraft. The hijacker had unsuccessfully sought asylum in Qatar and was being returned to Jordan by Qatari authorities. As Jordan routinely deports any Iraqi who arrives without proper documentation, the hijacker feared being sent back to Iraq. Unsure whether the hijacker held a bomb, the pilot declared an emergency and landed at Hail, Saudi Arabia, where the hijacker peacefully surrendered to authorities. There were no injuries to anyone on the plane. The hijacker said that all he had was a "wooden stick, a comb, and a piece of broken mirror." The Qatar Airways flight continued on to Amman, and the hijacker was returned to Doha.
The hijacker stood trial in Qatar and on October 31 was sentenced to serve five years in prison. According to the hijacker's lawyer, he committed his act to draw attention to the plight of Iraqis under U.N.-imposed sanctions.

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 Doha International Airport et Amman-Queen Alia International Airport est de 1670 km (1044 miles).

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