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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 4 Juli 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Fluggesellschaft:Air Niugini
Kennzeichen: P2-ANG
Werknummer: 134
Baujahr: 1981-05-06 (4 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papua Neuguinea
Flug nach:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, Australien
A female, reported to be mentally deranged, attempted to commandeer Flight PX3, a scheduled Air Niugini A300 aircraft after landing at Brisbane, Australia. The woman, reportedly armed with a knife, passed a note to the flight attendant demanding the aircraft to go to Sydney, Australia. Flight attendants talked the woman out of her demand. The woman was known to be mentally ill but crew members were not advised of her illness. Security officials reportedly stated that the woman was never considered a real threat to the aircraft, crew, or passengers. The woman was turned over to Australian authorities in Brisbane.

» Ian B Brooks


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Distance from Port Moresby-Jackson Field to Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 2080 km (1300 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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