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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 November 2002
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:Gol Transportes Aéreos
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Brasília-Kubitschek International Airport, DF (BSB) (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT (CGB/SBCY), Brazil
Destination airport:Brasília-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, DF (BSB/SBBR), Brazil
Flightnumber:1701
Narrative:
A passenger using 1/2 a gallon of gas and lighters threatened the cabin crew and asked to enter the flight cabin intending to deviate the aeroplane to Brasilia. Even though the perpetrator spilled some gas on a few passengers, the cabin crew and some passengers were able to stop him. The perpetrator was motivated by psychosocial pressures and that his main intention was to deviate the aeroplane to Brasilia in order to fly over the Naitonal Congress to call attention to his difficult financial situation.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Acts of Unlawful Interference - (1996-2004) / ICAO Aviation Security and Facilitation Branch (S&F)


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Distance from Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT to Brasília-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, DF as the crow flies is 875 km (547 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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