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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 29 September 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-212
Operator:Kato Air
Registration: LN-BER
C/n / msn: 8192
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-5A-252D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: None
Location:Bodø Airport (BOO) (   Norway)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Narvik-Framnes Airport (NVK/ENNK), Norway
Destination airport:Bodø Airport (BOO/ENBO), Norway
Flightnumber: 605
Narrative:
Both pilots and a passenger were seriously injured when a man attacked the pilots with an axe. Kato Air flight 605 was on approach to Bodø airport. Several passengers tried to restrain the man as the pilots regained control of the airplane and emergency landed at Bodø. The assailant was an asylum seeker whose application for asylum had reportedly been rejected.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Aftenposten


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Distance from Narvik-Framnes Airport to Bodø Airport as the crow flies is 180 km (112 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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