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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Monday 5 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E
Operator:Puntavia Airline de Djibouti
Registration: J2-KBE
MSN: 912538
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Borama Airport (BXX), Somalia
Destination airport:Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
Flightnumber: 811
Puntavia Flight 811 was hijacked while en route from Berbera, Somalia, to Djibouti, Djibouti, via Borama, Somalia. The hijacker, who was accompanied by his wife, demanded to be taken to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He carried a hand grenade that allegedly was taken on board the plane by his wife. The plane did not have sufficient fuel to fly to Jeddah, and the pilot obtained permission to land in Aden, Yemen, to refuel. Negotiations were begun by Yemeni authorities. The hijacker released the hostages unharmed; he and his wife were arrested without incident.


» Jozef Tóth (E-mail 11-4-2007)


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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 Borama Airport to Djibouti-Ambouli Airport as the crow flies is 177 km (111 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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