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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Monday 22 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2N8
Operator:Yemenia Airways
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Djibouti (   Djibouti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sana'a International Airport (SAH/ODSN), Yemen
Destination airport:Taiz-Al Janad Airport (TAI/ODTZ), Yemen
An Iraqi man hijacked the flight some 15 minutes after takeoff. He was armed with a pen gun and claimed to have explosives in his briefcase. He demanded to be taken to Baghdad. The airplane diverted to Djibouti for refueling. There the flight crew overpowered the hijacker.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sana'a International Airport to Taiz-Al Janad Airport as the crow flies is 198 km (124 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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