Unlawful Interference Vickers Super VC10-1151 G-ASGO, Sunday 3 March 1974
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Date:Sunday 3 March 1974
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Super VC10-1151
Owner/operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-ASGO
MSN: 865
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Conway 550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) -   Netherlands
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Narrative:
VC10 G-ASGO was on the last leg of a Mumbai (Bombay)-Bahrain-Beirut-London flight when it was hijacked over Rhodos by 2 men. The aircraft diverted to Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. All 10 crew and 100 passengers were released and the hijackers threw inflammable liquids around the cabin and set the plane on fire. Both men were captured running from the plane.

Sources:

Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA

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photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); 14 April 1974


photo (c) Verhoeff, Bert / Anefo; Nationaal Archief; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); March 1974; (CC:by-sa)


photo (c) Verhoeff, Bert / Anefo; Nationaal Archief; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); March 1974; (CC:by-sa)


photo (c) Verhoeff, Bert / Anefo; Nationaal Archief; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); March 1974; (CC:by-sa)


photo (c) Verhoeff, Bert / Anefo; Nationaal Archief; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); March 1974; (CC:by-sa)


photo (c) peamasher; Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC); 27 August 1973; (CC:by-nc)

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