Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 3 February 1984
Type:Airbus A300B4-203
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 176
Airplane damage: None
Location:Camagüey International Airport (CMW) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA (SLZ/SBSL), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Flightnumber: 302
Narrative:
While the aircraft was in flight between San Luis and Belem, Brazil, hijackers armed with pistols entered the cockpit and diverted the aircraft to Paramaribo, Suriname. Brazilian Embassy officials successfully negotiated with the hijackers for the release of the passengers unharmed. The aircraft continued to Camagüey, Cuba.
Cuban authorities took the hijackers into custody.


Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Ocala Star-Banner - Feb 5, 1984


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Distance from São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA as the crow flies is 488 km (305 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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