Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 8 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australia) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Coolangatta Airport, QLD (OOL), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane International Airport, QLD (BNE/YBBN), Australia
Narrative:
One hijacker. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Coolangatta Airport, QLD to Brisbane International Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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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