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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 17 July 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Viscount
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 56
Airplane damage: None
Location:Kingston-Palisadoes International Airport (KIN) (   Jamaica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The captain drew a gun and forced the copilot to divert to Jamaica where the captain claimed political asylum as a "refugee" from the Castro Government.



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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 376 km (235 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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