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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 1 December 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
Operator:Flight Centre Victoria
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Abbotsford Airport, BC (YXX) (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Victoria International Airport, BC (YYJ/CYYJ), Canada
Destination airport:Abbotsford Airport, BC (YXX/CYXX), Canada
Correctional Service Canada was transporting three prisoners on the aircraft when two of them attempted to take control. They were subdued by the escorting guards and the aircraft landed safely. The hijackers were injured during the incident. They have been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft in flight.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants


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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 Victoria International Airport, BC to Abbotsford Airport, BC as the crow flies is 88 km (55 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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