Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 19 July 1960
Type:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sydney (unknown airport), NSW, Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN), Australia
Narrative:
A man pulled out a sawed off rifle and asked demanded to be flown to Singapore. The first officer armed himself with a fire hatchet, came back to the passenger cabin and smashed the hijacked across the wrist. The rifle discharged sending a bullet through the plane's ceiling. After the man had been
overpowered two sticks of dynamite were found under his seat


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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