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Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Monday 4 January 1988
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 118
Airplane damage: None
Location:Monterrey (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
A Mexican male hijacked a DC-9 on a domestic flight in Mexico. He pretended to have a weapon in his jacket and demanded to be flown to Texas. USA. The pilot diverted to Monterrey, claiming that he needed to refuel. The hijacker surrendered at Monterrey.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 2286 km (1429 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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