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Hijacking description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Sierra Maestra (   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 passenger plane was hijacked by 3 rebels who directed the crew to land at a rebel-held airfield in the Sierra Maestra mountains.

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Oct 23, 1958


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