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Status:
Date:Tuesday 30 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VJL
MSN: 1024
First flight: 1958-12-28 (13 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 87
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 92
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded money. Plane stormed/hijacker shot down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Flavia Macedo by e-mail 3-10-2006


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Porto Alegre Airport, RS as the crow flies is 835 km (522 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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