Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 1 März 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
Betrieben durch:Comair
Gemietet von :Bop Air
Kennzeichen: ZS-LGP
Werknummer: 110402
Baujahr: 1982
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Germiston, c. 13 km SW of Johannesburg International Airport (JNB' (   Südafrika) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Phalaborwa Airport (PHW/FAPH), Südafrika
Flug nach:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), Südafrika
Unfallbericht:
An Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante passenger plane, registered ZS-LGP, was destroyed when it crashed in an industrial area of Germiston, South Africa. All seventeen on board were killed. The airplane operated on a flight from Phalaborwa Airport (PHW) to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB).
Witnesses reported that they heard a violent explosion and saw the aircraft break in two. The flightdeck was found more than 250m (820 feet) away from the fuselage.
A mineworker with marital and financial problems who had recently taken out a large insurance policy on his life, had boarded the plane. He is thought to have detonated an explosive device.


Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 12 March 1988


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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 Phalaborwa Airport to Johannesburg International Airport as the crow flies is 381 km (238 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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