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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 8 November 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Operator:Zhejiang Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Taipei (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hangzhou Airport (HGH/ZSHC), China
Destination airport:Fuzhou Yixu Airport (FOC/ZSFZ), China
A Zhejiang Airlines Airbus A300 with 54 passengers and five crew members was hijacked to Taiwan during a domestic night from Hangzhou (HGH) to Fuzhou (FOC). Forty minutes after takeoff, a 35-year old Chinese man sent a note to the crew via the flight attendant claiming that he was carrying explosives and demanding to be flown to Taiwan. Upon arrival in Taipei, the hijacker surrendered peacefully and was found to be unarmed. The alleged bomb brandished by the man turned out to be two bars of soap wrapped in newspaper with a wire protruding from the side.


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


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Distance from Hangzhou Airport to Fuzhou Yixu Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 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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