Flugunfall 29 MAY 2003 einer Boeing 717-231 VH-VQI - Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL)
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Status:Keine Untersuchung der Flugunfall-Untersuchungskommission
Datum:Donnerstag 29 Mai 2003
Zeit:ca 15:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B712 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 717-231
Operated by:Impulse Airlines
On behalf of:QantasLink
Kennzeichen: VH-VQI
Werknummer: 55095/5087
Baujahr: 2001
Triebwerk: 2 BMW RR BR715
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 47
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 53
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL) (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML), Australien
Flug nach:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT), Australien
Twenty minutes into the flight from Melbourne to Launceston, a man armed with two wooden objects allegedly attempted to gain access to the cockpit. Two flight attendants and a few passengers tackled the man. The plane returned to Melbourne and the man, believed to have been an irate passenger, was taken into custody by federal agents.



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Distance from Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC to Launceston Airport, TAS as the crow flies is 475 km (297 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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