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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:vendredi 26 février 1982
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2R8C
Compagnie:Air Tanzania
Immatriculation: 5H-ATC
Numéro de série: 21710/546
Année de Fabrication: 1978-12-05 (3 years 3 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 99
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 104
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Nairobi, Jeddah, Athens, London-Stansted (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Mwanza Airport (MWZ/HTMW), Tanzanie
Aéroport de destination:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzanie
Détails:
The Air Tanzania flight bound for Dar es Salaam (DAR) was hijacked by five passengers. They forced it to land at Nairobi (NBO), Kenya. Five passengers were released and the Boeing 737 was refueled. After nearly six hours on the ground, the airplane took off at 12:15 am. The flight was refueled at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and continued to Athens, Greece. In Athens two passengers were released. The flight continued to London-Stansted (STN).
The hijackers demanded to speak to exiled Tanzanian opposition politician Oscar Kambona. After he spoke to them as they demanded, the hijackers surrendered February 28.
The weapons used by the hijackers to secure control of the aircraft included: two wooden imitation pistols, an imitation hand grenade, two candles wrapped up to appear like gelignite explosive sticks and three knives. But in the course of the flight possession was obtained of a hand gun (0.38 revolver), a shot gun and a rifle. These weapons belonged to passengers who had surrendered them to the captain of the plane in accordance with the regulations on the transportation of arms on aircraft.

Sources:
» JP4
» The hijacking of a Tanzanian aircraft


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Mwanza Airport et Dar es Salaam International Airport est de 848 km (530 miles).

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