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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Friday 12 August 1977
Type:Airbus A300
Operator:Air France
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 230
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 242
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS) (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
The Air France Airbus A300 was hijacked to Benghazi, Libya and then towards Athens, Greece, where the aircraft was denied permission to land by both Libyan and Greek authorities.
The plane, low on fuel, turned back towards Italy, landing at Brindisi-Casale Airport where the hijacker was seized.


» L'Unità, 13-8-1977


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Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 2591 km (1620 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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