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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:mercredi 4 avril 1979
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B74S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747SP-21
Compagnie:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Immatriculation: N530PA
Numéro de série: 21022/265
Année de Fabrication: 1975-07-04 (3 years 9 months)
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Victimes au sol:victimes: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Sydney-Kingsford Smith Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australie)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA), Nouvelle-Zélande
Numéro de vol:PA816
Pan Am flight PA816 was hijacked at Sydney-Kingsford Smith Airport, NSW (SYD), Australia.
The hijacker took a female hostage at the screening point at the airport. Holding a knife to her throat, he forced his way past official and on to a nearby Pan American aircraft. He demanded to be flown to Moscow via Singapore and Rome. Italy, where he wanted interviews with the Pope and an Italian communist leader. During negotiations the hostage was forcefully rescued by police. Holding one of two beer cans with a protruding wick in one hand and a match in the other he threatened to blow up the aircraft. The police used a high pressure hose to throw the man off balance. The man ducked behind a seat still holding the match and beer can. The police then shot and fatally wounded the man. The beer cans contained gunpowder. A policeman was injured in the rescue attempt and the hostage received minor cuts on the throat.

» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» The Age - Apr 5, 1979
» The Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 5, 1979


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW et Auckland International Airport est de 2153 km (1346 miles).

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