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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 20 Oktober 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-287C
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Argentinas
Kennzeichen: LV-JNE
Werknummer: 20408/265
Baujahr: 1970-09-11 (3 years 1 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 57
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Yacuiba Airport (BYC) (   Bolivien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinien
Flug nach:Salta Airport, SA (SLA/SASA), Argentinien
The 737 was hijacked by four passengers. The kidnappers forced the pilot to land at Tucumán Airport, TU (TUC) and demanded fuel to fly lo Lima, Peru, from where they intended to proceed to Cuba. Refuelling was refused and the airplane took off again. It landed at Yacuiba in Bolivia were 38 passengers were released. On October 24, the hijackers surrendered after being promised that they could leave the country.

» Pablo Luciano Potenze (1987) Aviación Comercial Argentina, 1945-1980, Bs.As. Ediciones El Cronista Comercial.
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Distance from Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA to Salta Airport, SA as the crow flies is 1272 km (795 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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