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Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Datum:zaterdag 9 augustus 1997
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Gabon
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 100
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB) (   Gabon)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON), Gabon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport (KGL/HRYR), Rwanda
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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 Franceville/Mvengue Airport en Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport bedraagt 1848 km (1155 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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