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Hijacking description
Last updated: 7 October 2015
Date:Monday 5 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E
Operator:Puntavia Airline de Djibouti
Registration: J2-KBE
C/n / msn: 912538
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: None
Location:Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Borama Airport (BXX), Somalia
Destination airport:Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
Flightnumber: 811
Puntavia Flight 811 was hijacked while en route from Berbera, Somalia, to Djibouti, Djibouti, via Borama, Somalia. The hijacker, who was accompanied by his wife, demanded to be taken to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He carried a hand grenade that allegedly was taken on board the plane by his wife. The plane did not have sufficient fuel to fly to Jeddah, and the pilot obtained permission to land in Aden, Yemen, to refuel. Negotiations were begun by Yemeni authorities. The hijacker released the hostages unharmed; he and his wife were arrested without incident.

» Jozef Tóth (E-mail 11-4-2007)


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