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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 November 1985
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Uganda Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: None
Location:Kasese Airport (KSE) (   Uganda)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Uganda
Destination airport:Arua Airport (RUA/HUAR), Uganda
Flightnumber: 372
Narrative:
A Uganda Airlines Fokker F-27 aircraft carrying 44 passengers and 4 crew members aboard was hijacked by two men while on a domestic flight from Entebbe Airport to Aura, Uganda. About one half hour after takeoff, the pilot radioed that a man with a gun had ordered him to divert. The aircraft landed at Kasese, Uganda, a stronghold of the National Resistance Army (NRA). The NRA is a rebel group which was fighting against the Ugandan regime.
The passengers (except the hijackers) and crew were later released. The last group was released on or about December 17, 1985.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Entebbe Airport to Arua Airport as the crow flies is 373 km (233 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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