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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 26 October 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300 Super King Air
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: None
Location:Ciudad Mante (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:McAllen-Miller International Airport, TX (MFE/KMFE), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air was hijacked near McAllen, Texas, by two armed men who forced the pilot to fly to Ciudad Mante, Mexico, about 250 miles south of McAllen. Two other men were picked up at Ciudad Mante and then the plane was flown to a remote airstrip where the pilot and one other passenger were released. The plane was later found abandoned at the Ciudad Mante airstrip.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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