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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:woensdag 4 april 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic B74S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747SP-21
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registratie: N530PA
Constructienummer: 21022/265
Bouwjaar: 1975-07-04 (3 years 9 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Sydney-Kingsford Smith Airport, NSW (SYD) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA), Nieuw-Zeeland
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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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 Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW en Auckland International Airport bedraagt 2153 km (1346 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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