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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Date:mardi 23 juin 1998
Type/Sous-type:Boeing 727
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 124
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 131
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Valencia Airport (VLC) (   Espagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Sevilla Airport (SVQ/LEZL), Espagne
Aéroport de destination:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Espagne
Numéro de vol:IB1121
Approximately one hour after departing Seville, Iberia flight 1121 was hijacked and diverted to Valencia Airport. The hijacking occurred while the aircraft was flying from Seville to Barcelona, Spain, en route to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The hijacker told the pilot that he had a remote control device and could detonate a bomb in a suitcase in the plane's cargo hold. He initially demanded to be flown to Athens, Greece, but then requested to be taken to Tel Aviv, Israel. The aircraft landed in Valencia for fuel, and the hijacker began demanding food and drink and fuel for the flight to Israel. Approximately an hour later the hijacker agreed to release 18 people, mostly children. After several more hours, the Spanish National Police determined that only one hijacker was involved and they identified him as a psychiatric patient. The hijacker, after speaking to his psychiatrist, surrendered approximately four hours after seizing the plane. None of the 124 passengers and seven crew members were injured
during the incident. A search of the plane found no bomb on board; the device held by the hijacker was a television remote control.

» El País 24-6-1998
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Sevilla Airport et Barcelona-El Prat Airport est de 804 km (502 miles).

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