UI Boeing 737-852 EI-DRA,
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Date:Wednesday 9 September 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-852
Registration: EI-DRA
MSN: 35114/2037
Year of manufacture:2006
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-7B26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN)
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aeroméxico flight 576 was hijacked during a domestic flight from Cancún Airport (CUN). The hijacker, a 44-year old Bolivian preacher, claimed to have three bombs in his possession. He demanded to fly over the Mexico City airport seven times and to speak with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. He surrendered after landing at Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX). The three bombs turned out to be juice cans filled with sand. The preacher said he was on a divine mission linked to the date of the hijack because the numbers 9/9/9 were the opposite of 6/6/6 the numbers associated with the AntiChrist.
On May 19, 2011, the hijacker was sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison.


Preacher used juice cans to hijack Mexican jet (AFP, 10-9-2009)
Aeroméxico Flight 576 (Wikipedia)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
14 January 2022 XA-DRA Aeroméxico 0 San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO) min
Collision with Ground support equipment
8 August 2022 XA-DRA Aeroméxico 0 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD) min
Tire failure

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