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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 27 November 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:AVENSA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: None
Location:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) (   Curaçao)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Narrative:
An AVENSA DC-6 was hijacked by five armed students who forced the pilot to circle Caracas while they dropped anti-Government leaflets on the city. After that they forced the crew to fly them to Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Caracas Airport to Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport as the crow flies is 505 km (316 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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