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Last updated: 25 May 2020
Datum:Dienstag 29 März 2016
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Kennzeichen: SU-GCB
Werknummer: 2079
Baujahr: 2003-07-08 (12 years 9 months)
Triebwerk: 2 IAE V2527-A5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 57
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 64
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Larnaca Airport (LCA) (   Zypern)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Alexandria-Borg El Arab Airport (HBE/HEBA), Ägypten
Flug nach:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
EgyptAir flight 181, a domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo, was hijacked by a male passenger. The aircraft, an Airbus A320, departed Alexandria-Borg El Arab Airport (HBE) about 06:30 (04:30 UTC). The aircraft was descending towards Cairo International Airport when it was hijacked. The aircraft turned to the left and headed north. An uneventful landing was carried out on runway 04 at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus, at 07:45 hours (05:45 UTC). After landing the aircraft taxied to Apron 2, where it parked at the engine run area.
The hijacker, claiming to have an explosive belt, released all occupants except for the pilot, co-pilot, three cabin crew members and three passengers.
The hijacked was arrested about 14:45 hours local time (11:45 UTC).

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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 Alexandria-Borg El Arab Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 185 km (116 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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