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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:vendredi 23 juillet 1999
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-481D
Compagnie:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Immatriculation: JA8966
Numéro de série: 27442/1066
Année de Fabrication: 1995-07-18 (4 years )
Moteurs: 4 General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 14
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 503
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 517
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:près de Tokyo (   Japon)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japon
Aéroport de destination:Sapporo-Chitose Airport (CTS/RJCC), Japon
Numéro de vol:NH61
A male Japanese passenger produced an 8-inch knife, forced his way into the flight deck, and ordered out the First Officer. The hijacker ordered the pilot to fly the plane to the American air base at Yokota. During the flight, the hijacker asked to fly the plane. When his request was refused, the man stabbed the pilot multiple times in the neck and shoulder, severely injuring him, and the plane went into a steep dive. Upon hearing the pilot’s screams, the copilot and others entered the cockpit, subdued the hijacker, and stopped the plane’s descent. The copilot flew the plane back to Haneda Airport and landed less than 90 minutes after having taken off. Although the plane landed safely, the pilot bled to death from his wounds en route. The hijacker was taken into custody.
It is believed that the man hijacked the plane because, in his perception, Haneda Airport officials had failed to heed his warnings about security problems. He had claimed that these problems made Japanese airliners easy prey for hijackers. The hijacker also reportedly told investigators that he hijacked the plane because he wanted to fly a jumbo jet. He boasted of his piloting ability in flight simulation games.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tokyo-Haneda Airport et Sapporo-Chitose Airport est de 814 km (509 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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