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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 6 July 1976
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Palma de Mallorca (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya
Destination airport:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libya
Narrative:
A man armed with two replica pistols and two knives hijacked the aircraft and ordered it to Tunis. The aircraft was denied landing and finally flew to Palma de Mallorca where the hijacker surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» El País 7-7-1976


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Distance from Tripoli International Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 666 km (416 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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