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Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Datum:dinsdag 8 maart 1994
Type:Airbus A300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 139
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (   Kenia)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi-ArabiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), EthiopiŽ
Beschrijving:
A man with a toy gun and two female accomplices hijacked a Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A300 aircraft with 139 passengers on board and forced it to land in Nairobi, Kenya. The hijacker took control of the aircraft after it took off from Jeddah en route to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The passengers and crew, with the exception of the pilot and co-pilot, were released after the plane landed at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Negotiations with the hijackers, who demanded the plane be refuelled and flown to Rome, Italy, took place during a total news blackout by Kenyan authorities. After 16 hours, the aircraft was reportedly stormed by members of Kenya's hostage rescue team, the General Service Unit, and the male hijacker was shot and wounded. The
three hijackers were reportedly among deportees placed aboard the aircraft by Saudi authorities in Jeddah.



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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 Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport en Addis Ababa-Bole Airport bedraagt 1404 km (878 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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