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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:lundi 21 octobre 1996
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Inconnu
Lieu de l'accident:Nabire Airport (NBX) (   Indonésie)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Aéroport de départ:Obano Airport (OBD), Indonésie
Aéroport de destination:Nabire Airport (NBX/WABI), Indonésie
An Indonesian Army sergeant armed with a pistol hijacked a Twin Otter commercial cargo aircraft during a short domestic flight from Obano to Nabire in western Irian Jaya Province. The hijacker was the only passenger on the flight, together with four crew members. He was allowed to ride on the plane because he convinced the crew that he was not carrying a weapon, according to an official of the airline. Shortly after takeoff, the man pulled a gun from his bag and ordered the pilot to fly to his (the hijacker's) hometown of Manokwari, because he had not seen his family for many years. The pilot agreed but only after being permitted to refuel at Nabire. Upon arrival in Nabire, the pilot and crew fled, and the hijacker surrendered upon finding many policemen awaiting the plane's arrival.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1996 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Obano Airport et Nabire Airport est de 100 km (63 miles).

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