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Status:Keine Untersuchung der Flugunfall-Untersuchungskommission
Datum:Samstag 1 Dezember 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62CF
Fluggesellschaft:Swissair
Kennzeichen: HB-IDK
Werknummer: 46078/475
Baujahr: 1969
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 145
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 160
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Schweiz
Flug nach:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Schweiz
Unfallbericht:
Shortly before landing at Genève-Cointrin Airport, Switzerland, the aircraft was hijacked by an 18-year old male passenger.
He demanded to be flown to New York to address the United Nations about the famine in African Sahel countries as well as $50 million.
After releasing the passengers and most of the crew, police officers boarded the aircraft and arrested the hijacker.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Zürich to Monrovia via Genève and Abidjan.

Informationsquelle:
» La Liberté, 3 Dec. 1973


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Distance from Zürich-Kloten Airport to Genève-Cointrin Airport as the crow flies is 229 km (143 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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