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.
|Date:||Thursday 18 May 1989|
|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|
The hijacker was sentenced the hijacker to fifteen years in prison.
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA
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 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 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.