Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 5 October 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-287C
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-JNE
C/n / msn: 20408/265
First flight: 1970-09-11 (5 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Rafaela Aerodrome, SF (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Destination airport:Corrientes-Camba Punta Airport, CR (CNQ/SARC), Argentina
Narrative:
The 737 was hijacked by leftist guerrillas. They diverted to plane to Formosa (FMA) where they allowed all passengers to disembark. Another group of guerrillas, involved in an armed raid on a police garrison in Formosa, went on board. The pilot was told to fly to Brazil, but being short on fuel the airplane landed at Rafaela were the hijackers escaped.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 6, 1975
» Pablo Luciano Potenze (1987) Aviación Comercial Argentina, 1945-1980, Bs.As. Ediciones El Cronista Comercial.
» Argentine Fleet History


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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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