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Hijacking description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 22 May 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:MAF PNG - Mission Aviation Fellowship
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Erave Airport (ERE) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Erave Airport (ERE), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Batri Airstrip, Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Passengers were robbed by three hijackers during a domestic flight to Batri. The hijackers forced the pilot to return to Erave, where they deplaned and escaped.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Erave Airport to Batri Airstrip as the crow flies is 11 km (7 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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