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Hijacking
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:
Date:lundi 8 février 1999
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8
Compagnie:Uni Air
Immatriculation: B-15237
Numéro de série: 467
Année de Fabrication: 1997
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 31
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Kinmen-Shang-Yi Airport (KNH) (   Taïwan)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Hsinchu Airport (HSZ/RCPO), Taïwan
Aéroport de destination:Kinmen-Shang-Yi Airport (KNH/RCBS), Taïwan
Détails:
Four Chinese nationals, who had earlier hijacked airplanes from mainland China to Taiwan and were being repatriated on a chartered DHC-8 plane. Just before landing at Kinmen (KNH), one of the four men asked to see a Taiwanese official seated in the front of the plane. As the plane was landing, the official was stabbed in the neck with a sharpened part of a metal door handle. The attacker was subsequently overpowered by police, and the flight landed safely. Police later found similar crude weapons and razor blades hidden on the other three prisoners, in the lining of their clothing or in the soles of their shoes. The men reportedly staged an argument among themselves prior to leaving the detention center in order to avoid a body search, which would have revealed their weapons.

Sources:
» Taipei Times
» AP
» cloudblow.com
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Hsinchu Airport et Kinmen-Shang-Yi Airport est de 263 km (164 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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