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Hijacking
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:woensdag 22 juni 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Larnaca Airport (LCA) (   Cyprus)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
Beschrijving:
The aircraft was hijacked by two armed men while en route to Tripoli, Libya. One man was armed with a pistol and the other with a package that he claimed contained explosives. The hijackers demanded to be flown to Teheran, Iran. They landed at Rome, Italy to refuel and then headed toward Beirut, Lebanon, but were refused permission to land. They finally landed at Larnaca, Cyprus due to low fuel.
After several hours of negotiations the hijackers surrendered to Cypriot authorities.
A search of the suitcase of one of the hijackers revealed a bomb hidden inside a camera. Both men were sentenced to seven years in prison for hijacking, 3 years for possession of explosives, to be served concurrently.



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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Athens-Ellinikon International Airport en Tripoli International Airport bedraagt 1114 km (696 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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