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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 9 noviembre 1995
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-200
Operador:Olympic Airways
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 114
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Grecia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Tailandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grecia
Número de Vuelo:OA742
An Ethiopian passenger aboard Olympic Airways Flight 742 seized a flight attendant and threatened her with a knife from a food service tray. The incident happened as the plane was making its approach to Athens. The Ethiopian reportedly had been deported from Australia and was being returned to Ethiopia via Greece. He demanded to speak to representatives of the United Nations and the media. The plane landed in Athens shortly after 4:00 a.m. and all passengers were released. Shortly thereafter, the hijacker surrendered to Greek authorities. No injuries were reported.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 7878 km (4924 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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