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Hijacking description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 24 April 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian Yunshuji Y-7
Operator:China Eastern Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Fuzhou Airport (FOC) (   China)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ningbo Airport (NGB/ZSNB), China
Destination airport:Xiamen Airport (XMN/ZSAM), China
Narrative:
A male passenger hijacked a Xian Y-7 aircraft, en route from Ningbo to Xiamen, China. The hijacker armed with a dagger and carrying dynamite in a pack on his back, stabbed a flight attendant.
The hijacker demanded to be flown to Taiwan, however, the plane was diverted to Fuzhou. The hijacker, realizing that he was in Fuzhou, detonated the dynamite pack, killing himself and injuring two passengers.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Ningbo Airport to Xiamen Airport as the crow flies is 669 km (418 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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