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Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Thursday 14 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operator:Ansett Airlines of Australia
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Sydney-Kingsford Smith Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN), Australia
A man without a ticket brandished a revolver and demanded get away from Sydney. He later surrendered after being allowed to talk to a minister of religion.
It appeared he had a toy gun.


» The Canberra Times 15 May 1970


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW to Brisbane International Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 751 km (469 miles).

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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