Narrative:A man armed with two hand guns seized the 737 shortly after take-off from Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott. He reportedly demanded to be flown to France. It tried to land at Dakhla, in Western Sahara, but Moroccan authorities refused permission. The plane continued to Las Palmas where it landed safely. Passengers and crew overpowered the man and he was arrested by Spanish police.
|Date:||Thursday 15 February 2007|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Las Palmas-Gando AB (LPA) (Spain)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauritania|
|Destination airport:||Nouadhibou Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauritania|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nouakchott Airport to Nouadhibou Airport as the crow flies is 333 km (208 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.