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Last updated: 1 April 2020
Datum:Dienstag 3 Oktober 2006
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Y0
Fluggesellschaft:THY Turkish Airlines
Kennzeichen: TC-JET
Werknummer: 26077/2425
Baujahr: 1993-01-20 (13 years 9 months)
Triebwerk: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 107
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 113
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS) (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Tirana-Rinas Airport (TIA/LATI), Albanien
Flug nach:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Türkei
Some 15-20 minutes after takeoff from Tirana (TIA) an unarmed 27-year-old Turk hijacked the THY flight. He threatened to blow himself up if the pilot did not divert the flight to Italy. After the plane landed at Brindisi (BDS), he requested political asylum. The man apparently wanted to avoid military service in Turkey.

» Turkish hijacker threatened to blow himself up (Reuters, 4-10-2006)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tirana-Rinas Airport to Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 757 km (473 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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