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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:woensdag 9 september 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-852
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeroméxico
Registratie: EI-DRA
Constructienummer: 35114/2037
Bouwjaar: 2006-08-18 (3 years )
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 104
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Vluchtnummer:AM576
Beschrijving:
Aeroméxico flight 576 was hijacked during a domestic flight from Cancún Airport (CUN). The hijacker, a 44-year old Bolivian preacher, claimed to have three bombs in his possession. He demanded to fly over the Mexico City airport seven times and to speak with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. He surrendered after landing at Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX). The three bombs turned out to be juice cans filled with sand. The preacher said he was on a divine mission linked to the date of the hijack because the numbers 9/9/9 were the opposite of 6/6/6 the numbers associated with the AntiChrist.
On May 19, 2011, the hijacker was sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison.

Bronnen:
» Preacher used juice cans to hijack Mexican jet (AFP, 10-9-2009)
» Aeroméxico Flight 576 (Wikipedia)


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De afstand tussen Cancún Airport en Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport bedraagt 1277 km (798 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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