Unlawful Interference Boeing 747 , Thursday 22 March 1984
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Date:Thursday 22 March 1984
Type:Boeing 747
Owner/operator:British Airways
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 355
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE) -   Taiwan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA)
Shortly after the aircraft departed Hong Kong, the hijacker handed a note to a flight attendant and demanded to be flown to Taiwan.
He claimed to have explosives and threatened to blow up the plane. The plane landed safely at Chiang Kai-Shek Airport with 355 persons aboard. Upon landing. the hijacker was arrested. A search of the aircraft revealed no explosives or weapons.
The hijacker was sentenced to 1-1/2 years imprisonment with a 3 year suspension on charges of endangering aviation safety.


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