Flugunfall 09 AUG 1997 einer Boeing 727 registration unknown - Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB)
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Datum:Samstag 9 August 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Air Gabon
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 100
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB) (   Gabun)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON), Gabun
Flug nach:Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport (KGL/HRYR), Ruanda
A Boeing 727 aircraft en route from Franceville, Gabon, to Kigali, Rwanda, was hijacked by refugees who were being repatriated to Rwanda. More than 100 refugees were aboard the chartered Gabonese aircraft. Twenty minutes into the flight, the refugees attacked the pilot and demanded to fly to South Africa. The pilot managed to maneuver the aircraft back to the Franceville airport. Upon landing, the plane was surrounded and seized by Gabonese soldiers while the pilot escaped through a window.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1997 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Franceville/Mvengue Airport to Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport as the crow flies is 1848 km (1155 miles).

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