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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 5 December 1980
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
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 (   Unknown country)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas (unknown airport), Venezuela
Narrative:
Flown to Higuerote where the hijackers stole money from the cargo hold and escaped. 4 hijackers demanded to be taken to Higuerote. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

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