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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Datum:donderdag 14 september 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-622R
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Qatar Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 131
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 142
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Hail Airport (HAS) (   Saudi-ArabiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Doha International Airport (DOH/OTBD), Qatar
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), JordaniŽ
Vluchtnummer: 404
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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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 Doha International Airport en Amman-Queen Alia International Airport bedraagt 1670 km (1044 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.
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