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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 12 May 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-247
Operator:Xiamen Airlines
Registration: B-2510
C/n / msn: 23189/1072
First flight: 1984-12-07 (3 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 107
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 118
Airplane damage: None
Location:Taichung-Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (RMQ/RCMQ) (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China
Destination airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Narrative:
Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Taiwan. Demands were accepted and hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» NZZ 12-5-1988, 13-5-1988


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Distance from Xiamen Airport to Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport as the crow flies is 514 km (321 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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