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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 4 julio 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Operador:Air Niugini
Registración: P2-ANG
Numéro de série: 134
Año de Construcción: 1981-05-06 (4 years 2 months)
Motores: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Port Moresby-Jackson Field (POM/AYPY), Papúa Nueva Guinea
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, Australia
Número de Vuelo:PX3
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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