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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Estado:- (No safety board investigation)
Fecha:sábado 27 enero 2001
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-312
Operador:Gulf Air
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 CFMI CFM56-5C3
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 202
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 213
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Abu Dhabi (   Emiratos Árabes Unidos)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Tailandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Número de Vuelo:GF153
Descripción:
An Iraqi male attempted to hijack the flight using a small knife. He attempted to enter the cockpit but was quickly overpowered by the senior steward and two passengers. The hijacker later told authorities that he wanted to go to Australia.

Fuentes:
» AFP
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport as the crow flies is 4915 km (3072 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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