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Date:dimanche 15 août 1993
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-406
Compagnie:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Immatriculation: PH-BDS
Numéro de série: 24529/1770
Année de Fabrication: 1989-09-13 (3 years 11 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B2
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 136
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 143
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisie
Aéroport de destination:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Pays-Bas
Numéro de vol:KL110
A 40-year old Egyptian male hijacked KLM Flight 110 during a flight from Tunis (TUN), Tunisia, to Amsterdam (AMS), the Netherlands . The hijacker claimed to have an explosive device and demanded to be flown to New York City . He apparently was seeking to force the release of the jailed Egyptian cleric, Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was in custody charged with immigration-related violations.
Several of the Shaykh's followers have been charged in the February 1993, World Trade Center bombing in New York City. Another of the hijacker's demands was for the United Nations to enforce sanctions against Serbia in the Balkan conflict.
The plane landed at the airport in Düsseldorf, Germany, during midafternoon ostensibly to be refueled. The hijacker released everyone on board except two crew members and began to negotiate with the authorities. He set a deadline for the release of the Shaykh and threatened to blow up the airplane if his demands were not met.
The incident ended at approximately 02:00 am, on August 16, nearly 10 hours after the plane landed in Düsseldorf. Members of the German counter terrorist unit, GSG-9, stormed the aircraft and arrested the hijacker without incident. There were no injuries. No weapons or explosives were found on the hijacker or on board the aircraft. The hijacker acted alone.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


photo of Boeing-737-406-PH-BDS
accident date: 15-08-1993
type: Boeing 737-406
registration: PH-BDS

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tunis-Carthage Airport et Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport est de 1759 km (1100 miles).

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