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Last updated: 15 May 2021
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Date:Tuesday 26 August 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Sun Air Company
Registration: ST-...
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 95
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 102
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Kufrah Airport (AKF) (   Libya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nyala Airport (UYL/HSNL), Sudan
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Narrative:
The Sudanese airliner was hijacked after takeoff from Nyala (UYL). The aircraft diverted to Kufrah, Libya after authorities in Egypt refused permission for it to land in Cairo. The hijackers demanded to be flown to France. The next day all passengers were released by the hijackers. And later that day, both hijackers surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Sudanese plane hijacked over Darfur (Al Jazeera, 26-8-2008)


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