UI ATR 42-300 ,
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 42-300
Owner/operator:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:El Aaiun Airport (EUN/GMML)
Destination airport:Smara Airport (SMW/GMMA)
A Moroccan man hijacked a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42. The aircraft was carrying 8 passengers and crew. The hijacker was armed with a toy pistol and a toy hand grenade. He threatened to blow up the plane if his demands were not met.
The hijacker surrendered to authorities after negotiations.


El País 20-9-1989
Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA

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