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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 8 Juni 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Fluggesellschaft:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 41
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 47
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Coolangatta Airport, QLD (OOL/YBCG), Australien
Flug nach:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, Australien
A passenger, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, hijacked the flight and demanded the pilot to circle Brisbane. A landing was then made at Brisbane to refuel. Meanwhile the passengers were released.
While on the ground he was overpowered by the crew.

» The Canberra Times 9 June 1979


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Coolangatta Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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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