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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:vrijdag 8 februari 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 32EP
Vloog voor:Air New Zealand
Gehuurd van:Air National
Registratie: ZK-ECN
Constructienummer: 967
Bouwjaar: 1992
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-12UAR-702H
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Christchurch International Airport (CHC) (   Nieuw-Zeeland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Blenheim-Woodbourne Airport (BHE/NZWB), Nieuw-Zeeland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), Nieuw-Zeeland
Air New Zealand Link Flight 2279 departed Blenheim (BHE) about 07:00 on a domestic service to Christchurch (CHC). A Somali woman, sitting in seat 1A directly behind the forward bulkhead, pulled a knife and entered the flight deck. She demanded the pilots to take the flight to Australia. She reportedly also claimed to have bombs with her. Two of the passengers tried to calm the woman. When the plane came into land at Christchurch International Airport, the woman allegedly started moving the aircraft controls. The pilots made a turn and the hijacker lost balance. After landing at Christchurch the captain then confronted the woman and wrestled her to the floor. The co-pilot helped the captain to disarm the woman, who was then arrested by police.

» Pilots stabbed in hijack bid (ONE News, 8-2-2008)


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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 Blenheim-Woodbourne Airport en Christchurch International Airport bedraagt 244 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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