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Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 9 März 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-281
Fluggesellschaft:China Airlines
Kennzeichen: B-1870
Werknummer: 20226/168
Baujahr: 1969-05-12 (8 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Hong Kong (   Hong Kong)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH), Taiwan
Flug nach:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Unfallbericht:
A crewmember armed with an ax and scissors was killed by a security guard when he commandeered the plane and demanded it be flown to mainland China. The pilot and co-pilot were injured in the incident. The aircraft landed in Hong Kong.



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Distance from Kaohsiung International Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 629 km (393 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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