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Estado:- (No safety board investigation)
Fecha:jueves 29 mayo 2003
Hora:ca 15:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B712 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 717-231
Operated by:Impulse Airlines
On behalf of:QantasLink
Registración: VH-VQI
Numéro de série: 55095/5087
Año de Construcción: 2001
Motores: 2 BMW RR BR715
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 47
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 53
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL) (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT), Australia
Número de Vuelo:1737
Descripción:
Twenty minutes into the flight from Melbourne to Launceston, a man armed with two wooden objects allegedly attempted to gain access to the cockpit. Two flight attendants and a few passengers tackled the man. The plane returned to Melbourne and the man, believed to have been an irate passenger, was taken into custody by federal agents.

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Distance from Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC to Launceston Airport, TAS as the crow flies is 475 km (297 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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