ASN logo
Last updated: 21 November 2019
Status:
Date:Tuesday 19 September 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-300
Operator:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA) (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Aaiun Airport (EUN/GMML), Western Sahara
Destination airport:Smara Airport (SMW/GMMA), Morocco
Narrative:
A Moroccan man hijacked a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42. The aircraft was carrying 8 passengers and crew. The hijacker was armed with a toy pistol and a toy hand grenade. He threatened to blow up the plane if his demands were not met.
The hijacker surrendered to authorities after negotiations.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» El País 20-9-1989
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from El Aaiun Airport to Smara Airport as the crow flies is 158 km (99 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.
languages: languages

Share