Unlawful Interference Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-100LR D-ACJA, Tuesday 28 December 1999
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Date:Tuesday 28 December 1999
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-100LR
Owner/operator:Lufthansa Cityline
Registration: D-ACJA
MSN: 7122
Year of manufacture:1996
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR)
Destination airport:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL)
Narrative:
About 15 minutes before the scheduled landing at Düsseldorf, a passenger walked up to the front of the plane and asked whether the plane was in German air space. Claiming to have a gun and a trigger mechanism for an explosive device, the man then demanded to be taken to the United Kingdom. Because the flight did not have enough fuel, the hijacker agreed on a landing at Düsseldorf. The passengers deplaned normally as they were probably not aware of the incident. The hijacker deplaned after all the other passengers and was apprehended by police.

Sources:

Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security

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