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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 17 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:Arawak Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Trinidad (   Trinidad and Tobago)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad and Tobago
Destination airport:Tobago Airport (TAB/TTCP), Trinidad and Tobago
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Port of Spain-Piarco Airport to Tobago Airport as the crow flies is 82 km (51 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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