ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6 registration unknown Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
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Date:Saturday 25 August 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:Yemen Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Kuwait International Airport (KWI) (   Kuwait)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Taiz-Al Janad Airport (TAI/ODTZ), Yemen
Destination airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
One hijacker forced the crew to fly to Kuwait. A refueling stop was made in Djibouti. The hijacker surrendered in Kuwait. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Taiz-Al Janad Airport to Asmara International Airport as the crow flies is 587 km (367 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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