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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 March 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Operator:AVENSA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Cuba)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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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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