Unlawful Interference Boeing 737-39A B-2934, Wednesday 27 September 2000
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Date:Wednesday 27 September 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-39A
Owner/operator:China Xinhua Airlines
Registration: B-2934
MSN: 27274/2559
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-3B1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 143
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Jinan Airport (TNA) -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Baotou Airport (BAV/ZBOW)
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA)
A Xinhua Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft was hijacked by a passenger reportedly armed with a knife and what later was determined to be a fake handgun. The plane was on a domestic flight from Baotou to Beijing. The hijacker demanded to be taken “south,” and the crew complied in order not to endanger the safety of the passengers. As the aircraft neared Jinan, Shandong Province, the aircraft was low on fuel. The hijacker reportedly panicked and stabbed both the captain and copilot. He was subsequently shot and killed by a Chinese air marshal. The copilot, despite his stab wounds, was able to land the plane at Jinan Airport.


Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security

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