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Last updated: 23 July 2019
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Date:Friday 19 March 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-DCM
C/n / msn: 45616/147
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM) (   Suriname)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM/SMJP), Suriname
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Narrative:
A man, armed with an Uzi submachine gun, took a car at the Zanderij Airport in Suriname and drove to a parked KLM DC-8 jet on the apron. All passengers had just boarded the flight. The armed man went on board and threatened a flight attendant.
Two members of the border police boarded the plane after about an hour and managed to get the hijacker to surrender.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» De Telegraaf 22-03-1971


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Distance from Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 7486 km (4679 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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