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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Datum:zondag 7 augustus 1994
Type:Boeing 737
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:COPA Panama - Compañía Panameña de Aviación
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden: 78
Totaal:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Vliegveld van aankomst:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Vluchtnummer: 317
A Salvadoran man claiming to have an explosive device around his waist hijacked a COPA Boeing 737 aircraft. Flight 317 was en route to Panama City, Panama, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, via Managua, Nicaragua. The hijacker demanded to be flown
to Mexico, but the pilot convinced him that the plane did not have sufficient fuel and landed the aircraft in Managua. Upon arrival, the hijacker released all 78 passengers. Nicaraguan law enforcement officers dressed in COPA uniforms boarded the aircraft and arrested the hijacker. No weapons or explosives were found. The hijacker allegedly was a former Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front guerrilla seeking political asylum.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport en Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport bedraagt 541 km (338 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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