Vliegtuigongeval op 18 MAY 1985 met Boeing 727-281 registration unknown - Gwangju (Kwangju) Airport (KWJ)
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Datum:zaterdag 18 mei 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-281
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 110
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 118
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Gwangju (Kwangju) Airport (KWJ) (   Zuid-Korea)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Zuid-Korea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Jeju (Cheju) International Airport (CJU/RKPC), Zuid-Korea
A South Korean ex-convict demanding to be taken to North Korea was overpowered by security officers and passengers aboard a Korean Airlines (KAL) Boeing 727 aircraft carrying 110 passengers and 8 crew members. The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Seoul to Cheju Island in South Korea when 20 minutes after takeoff, the hijacker announced that he had planted a bomb aboard the aircraft and made his demands known. After the hijacker was overpowered, the aircraft diverted to Kwangju, South Korea, Where the hijacker was arrested by South Korean authorities. Officials found no evidence of an explosive device on the aircraft. No casualties were reported.


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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 Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport en Jeju (Cheju) International Airport bedraagt 448 km (280 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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