Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 18 August 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SMG
C/n / msn: 20777/324
First flight: 1973-07-02 (27 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Airplane damage: None
Location:near Porecatu, PR (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas Airport, PR (IGU/SBFI), Brazil
Destination airport:Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazil
Narrative:
Hijacked to jungle airport by 8 hijackers.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» E-mail from Domingos Junior, 12-1-2007


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Distance from Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas Airport, PR to Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR as the crow flies is 531 km (332 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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