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Date:vendredi 18 août 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Compagnie:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Immatriculation: PP-SMG
Numéro de série: 20777/324
Année de Fabrication: 1973-07-02 (27 years 2 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 66
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 72
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:près de Porecatu, PR (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas Airport, PR (IGU/SBFI), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brésil
Numéro de vol:280
Détails:
Eight men hijacked a VASP airliner and stole the equivalent of almost (U.S.) $3 million from the cargo hold. The Boeing 737-200 aircraft had just taken off from Foz de Iguacu when the hijackers took over the plane. The men forced the pilot to land on a remote airstrip in the northern forests of Parana and fled with the money bags in a waiting getaway vehicle. The pilot then flew the plane to Londrina, which was closer than the original destination, and was immediately surrounded by police units upon landing. All the hijackers had fled from the plane at the airstrip, however. Although at least one shot was fired during the incident there were no injuries. Because the hijackers boarded the plane as passengers, police suspect that they were aided by airport employees in smuggling aboard their weapons. The alleged leader of the hijackers, a key Brazilian drug dealer, was arrested on August 29.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» El Tiempo 20 Aug. 2000
» E-mail from Domingos Junior, 12-1-2007


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas Airport, PR et Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR est de 531 km (332 miles).

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