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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 16 Mai 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroméxico
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 93
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 99
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Mexico City (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Torreón Airport (TRC/MMTC), Mexiko
Flug nach:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Flugnummer:AM201
Unfallbericht:
Two men handed a stewardess an incoherently written note which indicated they had explosives, claimed their action was an "assault" and demanded justice for themselves and certain others. At Mexico City the hijackers deplaned first and were taken into
custody.



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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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