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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 11 October 1972
Type:Boeing 727
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Frankfurt (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
The aircraft was hijacked by a passenger who demanded ransom for the aircraft and passengers.
After landing the chief pilot of Lufthansa drove to the aircraft to negotiate. When the hijacker went to the car, he was overpowered by the pilot.

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Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 1859 km (1162 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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