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Transavia Boeing 737-800 fuel emergency incident after diversion, go around in Spain
19 January 2017

Transavia Boeing 737-800 fuel emergency incident after diversion, go around in Spain

LATAM Brasil Boeing 767-300 hit by bullet while on approach to São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 descends below minimum safe altitude, Lyon, France

EgyptAir Cargo Airbus A300 and Air France A320 in serious airprox incident over Belgium

CAA Mozambique: nose cone structural failure caused LAM 737 damage, no drone collision

Unstable approach led to hard landing of Air Canada Rouge A319 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

List of hijacked aircraft at Malta

The ASN Safety Database shows that there have been seven hijackings related to Malta. Five aircraft diverted to Malta after being hijacked. Two other flights were hijacked after departure from Malta’s Luqa Airport.

Date Aircraft type Airline Flight Departure Destination
25 Nov. 1973 Boeing 747-206B  KLM  KL861 Beirut Airport Delhi Airport
16 Oct 1979 Fokker F-27  Libyan Arab Airlines Hon Airport Tripoli Airport
20 Feb. 1983 Boeing 727-2L5  Libyan Arab Airlines  LN484 Sebha Airport Benghazi Airport
24 Nov. 1985 Boeing 737-266  EgyptAir  MS648 Athens Airport Cairo Airport
17 Oct. 1996 [1] Tupolev 154  Aeroflot  SU417 Malta-Luqa Airport Lagos Airport
9 June 1997 [1] Boeing 737-2Y5  Air Malta  KM830 Malta-Luqa Airport Istanbul-Atatürk Airport
23 Dec. 2016 Airbus A320-214  Afriqiyah Airways  8U209 Sebha Airport Tripoli Airport

[1] Aircraft that were hijacked after departure from Malta.


Number of hijackings per year

Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U209 from Sebha to Tripoli, Libya, hijacked to Malta

TSB Canada investigating runway incursion incident at Calgary Airport

Serious incident: Peach Airbus A320 aborts approach to closed runway at Tokyo-Haneda Airport