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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Estado:- (No safety board investigation)
Fecha:viernes 23 diciembre 2016
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operador:Afriqiyah Airways
Registración: 5A-ONB
Numéro de série: 3236
Año de Construcción: 2007-08-29 (9 years 4 months)
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 111
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 118
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sebha Airport (SEB/HLLS), Libia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libia
Número de Vuelo:8U209
Descripción:
Afriqiyah Airways flight 209, an Airbus A320, was en route from Sebha to Tripoli, Libya when it was hijacked. Two hijackers, claiming to be armed with a hand grenade, demanded to be flown to Malta.
The aircraft landed on Malta-Luqa Airport's runway 31 at 11:32 local time and taxied onto runway 23. The aircraft stopped near the end of runway 23.
At 13:50 local time the hijackers began releasing passengers. At the end of the afternoon both hijackers surrendered.
The hijackers reportedly tried to draw attention to a new Libyan political party in favor of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

In December 2020, one of the hijackers was sentenced to a jail time of 25 years.

Fuentes:
» Times of Malta
» Flightradar24


Fotos

photo of Airbus-A320-214-5A-ONB
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sebha Airport to Tripoli International Airport as the crow flies is 640 km (400 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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