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Datum:vrijdag 18 augustus 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registratie: PP-SMG
Constructienummer: 20777/324
Bouwjaar: 1973-07-02 (27 years 2 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 66
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 72
Schade: Geen
Plaats:nabij Porecatu, PR (   Brazilië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas Airport, PR (IGU/SBFI), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazilië
Vluchtnummer:VP280
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas Airport, PR en Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR bedraagt 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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