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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Aeroméxico
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 93
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Mexico City (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Torreón Airport (TRC/MMTC), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Flightnumber: 201
Narrative:
Two hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Torreón Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 809 km (506 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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