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
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)
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.


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

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