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Datum:maandag 14 januari 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alitalia
Registratie: I-DIZI
Constructienummer: 47432/525
Bouwjaar: 1969
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 87
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 93
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO) (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), TunesiŽ
Vluchtnummer:AZ864
Beschrijving:
A hijacker entered the cockpit and told the pilot that an accomplice had explosives and would blow up the aircraft at the hijacker's signal. He demanded the release of 25 prisoners in Tunisia including several union leaders and flight to Tripoli, Libya. He was told they could not land at Tripoli due to poor weather. He later agreed to landing at Palermo. Sicily, where after about 10 hours of negotiation the hijacker surrendered and requested political asylum. He did not have an accomplice and no explosives were found. He claimed to be acting on behalf of a group he called 'Les vivants' (the living) and described as a Tunisian political renewal organization (reportedly not known In Tunisia).

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» L'unitŗ 16-1-1980


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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 Roma-Fiumicino Airport en Tunis-Carthage Airport bedraagt 574 km (358 miles).

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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