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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 20 January 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Operator:Alyemda
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Djibouti Airport (JIB) (   Djibouti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
Narrative:
Three hijackers forced the aircraft to land at Djibouti. After the aircraft landed a gun battle erupted inside the aircraft and two passengers were reportedly wounded. The hijackers subsequently surrendered and were taken Into custody by Djibouti authorities.
The hijackers were convicted of air piracy in Djibouti and reportedly sentenced to six months In prison. This was suspended.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Aden International Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 1838 km (1149 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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