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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:dinsdag 15 februari 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Rio Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Nuevo Laredo (NLD) (   Mexico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Killeen Municipal Airport, TX (ILE/KILE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 252
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Killeen Municipal Airport, TX en Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX bedraagt 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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