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Hijacking
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:martes 15 febrero 1983
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
Operador:Rio Airways
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Nuevo Laredo (NLD) (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Killeen Municipal Airport, TX (ILE/KILE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 252
Descripción:
Displaying a submachine gun and a bag in which he claimed to have explosives, a hijacker demanded to be flown to Mexico and then to Cuba.
The aircraft was diverted to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and after several hours of negotiations with Mexican authorities the hijacker released the passengers and crew in exchange for transportation to Mexico City. He was allowed to retain his weapon and bag and was transferred to a Mexican Federal Police aircraft for the flight. While enroute he surrendered and was taken into custody by Mexican authorities.



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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 Killeen Municipal Airport, TX to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 209 km (131 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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