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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:zondag 4 juli 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Swazi National Airways
Registratie: 3D-ALN
Constructienummer: 11136
Bouwjaar: 1978-06-26 (15 years )
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Johannesburg-Jan Smuts Airport (JNB) (   Zuid-Afrika)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
Vliegveld van aankomst:Manzini International Airport (MTS/FDMS), Eswatini
A Royal Swazi National Airways Corporation Fokker F-28 aircraft, en route from Maputo (MPM), Mozambique, to Manzini (MTS), Eswatini, carrying two passengers and four crew members, was hijacked by a Mozambican who was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and who demanded to be taken to Australia. When the pilot informed the hijacker that Australia was beyond the aircraft's flying range, the hijacker demanded to fly to Lesotho but later redirected the flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, where the aircraft was to be refueled and flown to Mauritius.
While the aircraft was in flight, the hijacker, who was intoxicated, fired three shots and struck the pilot and copilot with the butt of his rifle. When the aircraft landed at Jan Smuts International Airport in Johannesburg, the hijacker released two crew members. After two hours of negotiating with the hijacker, security forces stormed the aircraft and in the exchange of gunfire the hijacker, pilot, and a passenger were wounded. The hijacker, wanted by authorities for the murders of two policemen, reportedly smuggled his rifle aboard the aircraft in a large shoulder bag.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


photo of Fokker-F-283000-3D-ALN
accident date: 04-07-1993
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
registration: 3D-ALN
photo of Fokker-F-283000-3D-ALN
accident date: 04-07-1993
type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
registration: 3D-ALN

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 Maputo International Airport en Manzini International Airport bedraagt 143 km (89 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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