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Pilots attacked on Norwegian plane
Last updated: 18 January 2017

published: 29 SEP 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Both pilots and a passenger were seriously injured when a man attacked the pilots of a Norwegian airplane with an axe. Kato Air flight 605 (a Dornier 288, LN-BER) was on approach to Bod° airport. Several passengers tried to restrain the man as the pilots regained control of the airplane and emergency landed at Bod°. The assailant was an asylum seeker whose application for asylum had reportedly been rejected. (Aftenposten)