Hijacking
Last updated: 1 November 2014
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Datum:maandag 25 oktober 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A310-222
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Nigeria Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 149
Schade: Licht
Plaats:Niamey Airport (NIM) (   Niger)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Vliegveld van aankomst:Abuja International Airport (ABV/DNAA), Nigeria
Beschrijving:
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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport en Abuja International Airport bedraagt 509 km (318 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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