Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 18 May 1989
Type:Ilyushin 62
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR) (   Tanzania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Narrative:
A South African armed with a grenade, hijacked an Aeroflot IL-62 airliner carrying members of the African National Congress after takeoff from Luanda, Angola. The hijacker was shot by a security guard as he attempted to enter the cockpit of the aircraft. The airplane continued to the planned stop at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The hijacker was sentenced the hijacker to fifteen years in prison.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Luanda Airport to Dar Es Salaam International Airport as the crow flies is 2856 km (1785 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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