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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:Montag 25 Oktober 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A310-222
Fluggesellschaft:Nigeria Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 149
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Niamey Airport (NIM) (   Niger)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flug nach:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Four men demanding democracy in Nigeria hijacked the A310 after takeoff from Lagos (LOS). The pilot tried to land in N'djamena, Chad, for refueling but was denied permission and diverted to Niamey. The hijackers demanded that Nigeria's government resign and enough fuel to fly to Frankfurt.
On October 28, with 20 hostages still being held, Niger army commandos stormed the aircraft. The four hijackers were captured but one of the hostages, a co-pilot, was killed in the operation.


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Distance from Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Abuja International Airport as the crow flies is 509 km (318 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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