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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Date:Monday 30 June 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-287C
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-JND
MSN: 20407/263
First flight: 1970-08-14 (9 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Buenos Aires, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mar del Plata Airport, BA (MDQ/SAZM), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Narrative:
Armed with a pistol and a hand grenade, the hijacker seized a female flight attendant and fired a shot. Via the aircraft's intercom he instructed the pilot to proceed to Buenos Aires. He also demanded $100,000 and flight to Mexico. After landing 45 passengers were released and after several hours military personnel attacked the aircraft using tear gas. This enabled all but the pilot and a female flight attendant to escape. However, the hijacker fired several shots and retreated to the rear of the aircraft with the two hostages. He remained there several hours before being convinced by the pilot to surrender. He was taken into custody by Argentinian authorities.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Argentine Fleet History
» Pablo Luciano Potenze (1987) Aviación Comercial Argentina, 1945-1980, Bs.As. Ediciones El Cronista Comercial.


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