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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Date:Friday 3 February 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 176
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Camagüey International Airport (CMW) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA (SLZ/SBSL), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
While the aircraft was in flight between San Luis and Belem, Brazil, hijackers armed with pistols entered the cockpit and diverted the aircraft to Paramaribo, Suriname. Brazilian Embassy officials successfully negotiated with the hijackers for the release of the passengers unharmed. The aircraft continued to Camagüey, Cuba.
Cuban authorities took the hijackers into custody.


» Ocala Star-Banner - Feb 5, 1984


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from São Luís-Tirirical Airport, MA to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 488 km (305 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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