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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 28 April 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
Operator:ANHSA - Aerovias Nacionales de Honduras
Registration: HR-AND
C/n / msn: 24
First flight: 1980
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport (LCE/MHLC), Honduras
Destination airport:San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport (SAP/MHLM), Honduras
Narrative:
Displaying pistols and explosives four hijackers demanded the aircraft be diverted to Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
After landing 13 women and 1 child were released. The hijackers, who claimed to be members of a group opposed to the present Honduran government, demanded release of 86 prisoners, 1 million lempiras ($500,000), publication of a political statement, and fuel for the aircraft. During negotiations several other passengers were released and Honduras officials agreed to refuel the aircraft and allow it to depart when all hostages were released. Early on May 1, ten hostages escaped. Two were injured in the escape.
Later on May 1, all remaining hostages were released, the hijackers then transferred to a Lockheed L-188 Electra aircraft and were flown to Havana, Cuba where they surrendered to Cuban authorities.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» La Nación 29 April 1982, p1+22A


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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 La Ceiba-Goloson International Airport to San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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