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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Date:Monday 28 October 2002
Type:Boeing 737 or 757
Operator:Shanghai Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS), China
Destination airport:Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC/ZSFZ), China
During flight, a female flight attendant was taken hostage by the perpetrator using a pen knife. He demanded to be flown to Taiwan. He was overpowered by the crew. It is reported that he had originally brought a fruit knife but was confiscated by screening personnel during security check at the airport.


» Acts of Unlawful Interference - (1996-2004) / ICAO Aviation Security and Facilitation Branch (S&F)


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Distance from Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport to Fuzhou Changle International Airport as the crow flies is 604 km (377 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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