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Hijacking
Last updated: 10 December 2016
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Datum:vrijdag 1 december 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Unknown
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Licht
Plaats:at an unknown location (   Kongo (Democratische Republiek))
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
Beschrijving:
An aircraft, ferrying passengers and commercial goods from rebel-held Goma to Kindu, was hijacked shortly after takeoff. The plane had just departed Goma when two passengers threatened to set off a hand grenade in the cabin. The two men, apparently former soldiers, demanded that the plane be flown to an airport in the government-held western part of the country. A DROC rebel aboard the plane killed one of the hijackers when he tried to enter the cockpit. The second hijacker managed to fire seven shots before being overpowered. Fortunately, the other 15 people aboard the plane were not injured. The surviving hijacker was held for questioning. Authorities in Goma blamed lax security at Goma Airport for the incident.

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


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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 Goma Airport en Kindu Airport bedraagt 393 km (245 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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