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Last updated: 17 May 2021
Datum:zaterdag 13 februari 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2R8C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Tanzania
Registratie: registration unknown
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 76
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR) (   Tanzania)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO/HTKJ), Tanzania
Four Tanzanian youths (17-20 years old) hijacked the airplane attempting to find a better life abroad. They demanded to be flown to London via Addis Ababa.
The captain led the hijackers to believe that a refueling stop at Lodwar Airport, Kenya was necessary. The crew then fooled the hijackers by returning to Dar Es Salaam. The aircraft landed in darkness. The following morning the hijackers realized that they were back at Dar Es Salaam and wounded the crew using a knife.
They attempted to flee the plane but were arrested by troops that had surrounded the aircraft. It appeared that their guns and hand grenade were fake.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» NRC 15-2-1988


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dar es Salaam International Airport en Kilimanjaro Airport bedraagt 448 km (280 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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