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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:dinsdag 16 oktober 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registratie: 5A-DDU
Constructienummer: 10586
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hon Airport (HUQ/HLON), LibiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
Using a homemade gasoline bomb and knives, three Syrian male hijackers commandeered the aircraft. They demanded to be flown to Switzerland but later agreed to land in Malta where they surrendered after being promised a press conference. During the press conference on October 17, they stated the hijacking was done to express anger about unsettled financial problems and they chose to leave Libya by hijacking an aircraft because they did not have passports.

» Jan F. Homma


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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 Hon Airport en Tripoli International Airport bedraagt 474 km (296 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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