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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 28 December 1993
Operator:Air China
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China
Destination airport:Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS), China
During the first leg of a flight from Beijing to New York via Shanghai a hijacker demanded to be taken to Taiwan. After landing at Shanghai the pilot braked hard, throwing the hijacker off balance. A crew member struck him with a whiskey bottle. Security officers then arrested the man.


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


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Distance from Beijing-Capital International Airport to Shanghai-Hongqiao Airport as the crow flies is 1069 km (668 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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