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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Date:lundi 23 février 1998
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic RJ1H model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro RJ100
Compagnie:THY Turkish Airlines
Immatriculation: TC-THE
Numéro de série: E3238
Année de Fabrication: 1993
Moteurs: 4 Lycoming LF507-1F
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 63
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 68
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) (   Turquie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turquie
Aéroport de destination:Ankara (unknown airport), Turquie
A lone hijacker seized control of a Turkish Airlines (THY) Avro RJ100 aircraft with 63 passengers and five crew members shortly after takeoff from Adana. The plane was on a domestic flight en route to Ankara. The hijacker, a Turkish male, claimed to have an explosive device hidden in a toy panda bear and demanded to be taken to Tehran, Iran. The pilot told the hijacker that Tehran’s airport was closed and persuaded him to allow the plane to land at Diyarbakir Airport in Turkey for refueling. Shortly after the plane landed, 20 passengers were released by the hijacker, but Turkish officials refused to refuel the plane. The hijacker then demanded a separate plane to fly him and seven hostages--the pilot, copilot, and five passengers--to Tehran. As Turkish security forces were preparing to assault the plane, several passengers overpowered the hijacker and he was taken into custody. No explosives or weapons were found on the plane, and no one was injured. The hijacker’s motive is unknown, but he reportedly said that he was protesting the oppression of Muslims in Algeria. On December 15 the hijacker was sentenced to a prison term of eight years and four months.

This hijacking is considered a politically motivated incident.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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