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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Datum:woensdag 22 januari 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Nelson
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Nelson Airport (NSN) (   Nieuw-Zeeland)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA), Nieuw-Zeeland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nelson Airport (NSN/NZNS), Nieuw-Zeeland
A man armed with a knife seized control of the plane at Nelson. The man drove up to the aircraft, parked on the tarmac and took as hostages the pilot, copilot, and steward, who were going through post-arrival checks. After the airport was cordoned off, a police negotiator boarded the aircraft and negotiated the release of the three crew members. The man complied with the police request to put down his weapon, and he was taken into custody.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1997 / 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 Auckland International Airport en Nelson Airport bedraagt 495 km (309 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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