Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 May 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: None
Location:Djibouti Airport (JIB) (   Djibouti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
Destination airport:Hargeisa Airport (HGA/HCMH), Somalia
Narrative:
A Somali Antonov 26 aircraft, on a domestic flight from Mogadishu to Hargeisa, landed in Djibouti where two crew members, the pilot and flight engineer, requested political asylum. Both of these individuals were military officers. Approximately 14 other Somali military personnel were among the 47 passengers and five crew on the flight.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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Distance from Mogadishu International Airport to Hargeisa Airport as the crow flies is 841 km (526 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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