Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U209  |  Hijack  |  [Ended]

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Synopsis

An Afriqiyah Airways flight from Sabha to Tripoli has been hijacked and diverted to Luqa airport in Malta. The hijackers allegedly claim to have explosive devices in their possession.

Location  [Approximate]

  Latitude: 35.838424
  Longitude: 14.474310
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Aircraft

Registration5A-ONB
Type
Airbus A320 [A320 A320]
Operator
Afriqiyah Airways
Age: 10 years

Flight Information

Flight number8U-209
  From
Sabha
  To
Tripoli
Last squawk: 3233


Last callsignAAW607

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Casualties  [Final]

Souls on Board: 118
    Passengers: 111
    Cockpit crew: 2
    Cabin crew: 5
Survivors: 0
Deceased: 0

No reports of ground injuries or fatatilies

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Update history

23 Dec 2016 11:30 (UTC) :  Created avco
23 Dec 2016 14:00 (UTC) :  Some passengers are seen disembarking via the forward stairs.
23 Dec 2016 13:30 (UTC) :  Additional male passengers seen disembarking.
23 Dec 2016 14:45 (UTC) :  Hijack ends peacfully with flight crew safely leaving aircraft and hijackers in custody.