Hijacking description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 24 January 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Air West, Co
Registration: ST-SDA ?
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 95
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 103
Airplane damage: None
Location:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ) (   Chad)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:El Fasher Airport (ELF/HSFS), Sudan
Flightnumber: 612
Narrative:
The plane was hijacked by the unidentified Sudanese man carrying an AK-47 rifle 30 minutes after takeoff. He demanded to be flown to Chad. He surrendered after landing at N'Djamena and requested asylum from the French embassy.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Reuters


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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to El Fasher Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 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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