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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:vrijdag 23 december 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Afriqiyah Airways
Registratie: 5A-ONB
Constructienummer: 3236
Bouwjaar: 2007-08-29 (9 years 4 months)
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 111
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 118
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sebha Airport (SEB/HLLS), LibiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), LibiŽ
Vluchtnummer:8U209
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» Times of Malta
» Flightradar24


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photo of Airbus-A320-214-5A-ONB
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Sebha Airport en Tripoli International Airport bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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