UI Boeing 727-2L5 5A-DII,
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Date:Sunday 20 February 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-2L5
Owner/operator:Libyan Arab Airlines
Registration: 5A-DII
MSN: 21540/1386
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 160
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sebha Airport (SEB/HLLS)
Destination airport:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB)
Libyan Arab Airlines flight 484 was en route between Sebha and Benghazi, Libya when it was hijacked by two men, reportedly displaying weapons. They forced the crew to divert to Malta.
The aircraft was surrounded by army vehicles and police to prevent it from taking off. During negotiations with Maltese authorities, the hijackers threatened to blow up the aircraft if it was not refueled and released to taken them to Morocco. The government of Morocco refused to accept them.
Negotiations continued for three days, after which the hijackers surrendered. All passengers were released unharmed.



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