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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237229
Last updated: 22 June 2020
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Date:14-JAN-1990
Time:22:30
Type:Boeing 747
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 319
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Piarco International Airport, Trinidad & Tobago -   Trinidad and Tobago
Phase: Taxi
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:TTPP
Destination airport:London, via Antigua
Narrative:
A 31 year old man scaled two fences and trespassed into the airport, fighting off security guards and stealing a 4WD. The man drove to the jet (British Airways Flight 257), which was sitting on the runway. He crashed into the plane, which sheared off the roof of the car, and drove a few hundred metres away. He then got out and threw himself into engine number 2, killing him instantly. The victim had been mentally distressed.

Sources:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-01-17-mn-118-story.html
https://medium.com/@calvin744/the-day-someone-jumped-into-one-of-my-boeing-747-engines-bf728dd1ac5e


Revision history:

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