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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 15 augustus 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-23
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Phoenix Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 97
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 104
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Cape Town International Airport (CPT) (   Zuid-Afrika)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT), Zuid-Afrika
Vliegveld van aankomst:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), Zuid-Afrika
Vluchtnummer: 506
A man claiming to have a gasoline bomb hijacked Phoenix Airways Flight 506 and demanded transit to Cuba. The hijacking took place shortly after the Boeing 727-023 aircraft departed Cape Town en route to Johannesburg.
The pilot returned to Cape Town after telling the hijacker that maps and additional fuel were needed to fly the 7,000 miles to Cuba. Shortly after the plane landed, crew members overpowered the hijacker and seized his bag, and he was taken into custody. The hijacker's "incendiary device" was a bottle in a paper bag.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Cape Town International Airport en Johannesburg International Airport bedraagt 1267 km (792 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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