Narrative:A man with a pistol, later determined to be a starter's pistol, forced his way aboard Finnair Flight 509, a DC-9 aircraft, at Oulu, Finland, as it was preparing for departure to Helsinki with 95 passengers and five crew members. The hijacker described as being mentally disturbed, released all the passengers within a half hour but continued to hold the crewmembers.
|Date:||Tuesday 20 May 1986|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 95|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Oulu Airport (OUL) (Finland)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Oulu Airport (OUL/EFOU), Finland|
|Destination airport:||Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL/EFHK), Finland|
He did not state a destination for the aircraft but demanded that a television crew be brought aboard the aircraft to publicize a statement about the treatment of psychiatric patients in Finland. Police officers, disguised as television crewmembers, boarded the aircraft and apprehended the hijacker. There were no injuries during the incident.
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1986 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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 Oulu Airport to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport as the crow flies is 509 km (318 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.