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Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Date:Wednesday 20 March 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:East African Airways Corp. - EAAC
Registration: 5Y-AAC
C/n / msn: 10212
First flight: 1962-10-23 (11 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Entebbe Airport (EBB) (   Uganda)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
Destination airport:Malindi Airport (MYD/HKML), Kenya
Narrative:
Two Ethopian passengers brandished a gun and hijacked the aircraft, apparently protesting against the rule of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. They demanded to be flown to Libya. The first refueling stop was at Entebbe, Uganda. After negotiations both hijackers surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» British Pathé


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