Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 23 June 1982
Time:21:20
Type:de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
Operator:Henson Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: None
Location:Staunton-Shenandoah Valley Airport, VA (SHD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
After deplaning at Shenandoah Valley Airport, Staunton, VA, the first officer was confronted by a woman. She said she was hijacking the aircraft, that she wanted to be flown out of the area and that she had a weapon. The first officer reboarded the aircraft followed by the woman. He went into the cockpit, locked the door and exited the aircraft via the cockpit door. The woman pounded on the cockpit door attempting to gain entrance. As a flight attendant started to leave the aircraft, the woman grabbed her by the back of her belt and followed her into the terminal. The woman demanded that a pilot get back on the plane. In the terminal the aircraft's captain separated the woman from the flight attendant.
Subsequently the woman left the terminal and was apprehended by police later near the terminal. She has been charged with interference with a crew member.


Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

Sources:
» The Free Lance-Star - Jun 24, 1982


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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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