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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 28 July 1960
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: None
Location:Miami, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Camagüey-Ign Agramonte International Airport (CMW/MUCM), Cuba
Narrative:
The captain of the Cubana DC-3 pulled out a pistol as he approached Camaguey during a scheduled flight which was to terminate in Havana. He covered the guard and two other crewmen. Two passengers joined in and ordered the copilot out of the cockpit. The captain diverted to Miami where he requested political asylum.



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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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