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Last updated: 26 April 2018
Datum:woensdag 15 november 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ansett Airlines of Australia
Registratie: VH-FNI
Constructienummer: 10181
Bouwjaar: 1961
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 28
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 32
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Alice Springs Airport, NT (ASP) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Alice Springs Airport, NT (ASP/YBAS), AustraliŽ
Vluchtnummer: 232
As flight 232 approached the Alice Springs Airport, a man emerged from the toilet carrying a firearm. After landing 22 passengers were released and the hijacker demanded a light aircraft to convey him into the desert. A Cessna six seater piloted by Aero Club manager and chief flying instructor Ossie Watts taxied out. He was a accompanied by a plain clothes constable posing as navigator. The Cessna was brought within 30 feet of the F-27. When trying to get to the Cessna, the constable tried to disarm him, but failed. He was shot several times by the hijacker. Then the police opened fire on the hijacker. He was later arrested but died in hospital.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Adelaide Airport, SA en Alice Springs Airport, NT bedraagt 1313 km (821 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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