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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:Saturday 30 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Alitalia
Registration: I-DIBD
MSN: 47234/435
First flight: 1968-12-18 (1 year 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA/LIMJ), Italy
Destination airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Narrative:
A 23 year old Italian student armed with a toy pistol hijacked the aircraft to Cairo. After a refueling stop in Naples the passengers and crew were released in Cairo and the hijacker requested asylum.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» De Volkskrant, 01-06-1970
» britishpathe.com


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