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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Monday 17 October 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Operator:Air Djibouti
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Tadjoura Airport (TDJ) (   Djibouti)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tadjoura Airport (TDJ/HDTJ), Djibouti
Destination airport:?
Two gunmen wielding submachine guns hijacked an Air Djibouti Twin Otter before takeoff. They shot and killed the French pilot and a cabinet minister's mother.

» San Mateo Times, 17-10-1977


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