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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:Friday 8 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD (BNE) (   Australia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Coolangatta Airport, QLD (OOL/YBCG), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, Australia
Flightnumber:522
Narrative:
A passenger, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, hijacked the flight and demanded the pilot to circle Brisbane. A landing was then made at Brisbane to refuel. Meanwhile the passengers were released.
While on the ground he was overpowered by the crew.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» The Canberra Times 9 June 1979


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Coolangatta Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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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