Vliegtuigongeval op 04 DEC 2000 met Airbus A330-223 OO-SFR - Bujumbura International Airport (BJM)
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Datum:maandag 4 december 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-223
Registratie: OO-SFR
Constructienummer: 296
Bouwjaar: 1999-09-08 (1 year 3 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4168A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 158
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 170
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) (   Burundi)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), België
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bujumbura International Airport (BJM/HBBA), Burundi
A Sabena flight en route from Brussels, Belgium, to Nairobi, Kenya, came under fire as it was landing at Bujumbura International Airport. The Airbus A300-200 aircraft was hit by 13 machinegun bullets when it was at an altitude of approximately 100 meters. The plane landed safely several minutes after being struck. Of the 158 passengers and 12 crew members aboard the aircraft, only two people were slightly injured. According to the government, the attack was perpetrated by rebels seeking publicity. Various press sources support this theory, saying ethnic Hutu rebels fighting the Tutsi-led government of President Pierre Buyoya operate in the vicinity of the airport. Airport employees were quoted by the press as saying that Hutu rebels had come close to the airport in the days preceding the incident.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / 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 Brussel-Zaventem Airport en Bujumbura International Airport bedraagt 6429 km (4018 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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