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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 April 2018
Status:
Date:Sunday 15 April 2018
Time:ca 09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-213
Operator:Air China
Registration: B-6555
C/n / msn: 3766
First flight: 2009-01-13 (9 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B2/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Zhengzhou-Xinzheng International Airport (CGO) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Changsha-Huanghua Airport (CSX/ZGHA), China
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Flightnumber:CA1350
Narrative:
Air China flight CA1350 took off from Changsha, China at 08:41 hours local time on a domestic flight to Beijing. While en route at FL266 a passenger stood up and grabbed a flight attended in the forward part of the cabin and threatened with a pen.
The flight crew decided to divert to Zhengzhou. Descent was commenced at 09:40 and the flight landed at 09:58 hours.
By the time the aircraft landed the attempted hijacking had apparently been stopped.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» udn.com
» CAAC


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Distance from Changsha-Huanghua Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 1349 km (843 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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