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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 30 September 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10B3
Operator:Finnair
Registration: OH-LSB
MSN: 182
First flight: 1964-07-30 (14 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Oulu Airport (OUL) (   Finland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oulu Airport (OUL/EFOU), Finland
Destination airport:Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL/EFHK), Finland
Flightnumber:AY405
Narrative:
A hijacker armed with a pistol entered the cockpit and ordered the pilot to continue to Helsinki. At Helsinki some passengers were released. The aircraft then flew to Oulu with a stop at Amsterdam. Netherlands. During the course of the hijacking, a ransom of $206,000 was paid to the hijacker. At Oulu all aboard were released and subsequently the hijacker was arrested and taken Into custody. All but $3,750 of the ransom was recovered shortly after his arrest.
Sentenced to 7 years and 1 month and fined $70,000.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Oulu Airport to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport as the crow flies is 509 km (318 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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