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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 15 August 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 521FH
Operator:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registration: LV-JNS
C/n / msn: 194
First flight: 1969-10-08 (2 years 10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 103
Airplane damage: None
Location:Santiago (   Chile)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Trelew Airport, CB (REL/SAVT), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Narrative:
The One-Eleven was assaulted by ten prisoners who had escaped from a prison in Rawson. They commandeered the plane to Puerto Montt and Santiago de Chile. The hijackers surrendered and asked for political asylum in Chile.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Pablo Luciano Potenze (1987) Aviación Comercial Argentina 1945-1980, Ediciones El Cronista Comercial
» Argentine Fleet History


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