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Last updated: 23 September 2018
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Date:Wednesday 22 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T266
C/n / msn: 11684
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mayarí Arriba (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cayo Mambi Airport, Cuba
Destination airport:Moa-Orestes Acosta Airport (MOA/MUMO), Cuba
Flightnumber: 266
Narrative:
The DC-3 was hijacked by three rebels and flown to a rebel airstrip at Mayarí Arriba. All occupants were released.
Another DC-3 (CU-T8) was hijacked to that airstrip on November 6, 1958. Both aircraft were camouflaged with branches of trees.

On November 12, the pilot of a Martin B-26 Marauder (N° 903) was returning from an bombing mission to Mines de Ocujal when he noted the aircraft. Another B-26 (N° 923) was sent to the area for a bombing raid. Both aircraft were destroyed.

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Oct 23, 1958


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