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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 8 juni 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Fuerza Aérea Venezolana - FAV
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) (   Curaçao)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Puerto Cabello Airport (PBL/SVPC), Venezuela
Seven political prisoners hijacked the aircraft shortly after take-off and forced the plane to land at Curaçao.
The aircraft was transporting the prisoners with seven guards and three crew members. Four crew members and a guard were injured in a fight with guns and knifes. Dutch Marines and policemen broke up the hijack.

» Youngstown Vindicator 9 June 1961, p1
» Het Parool, 9 June 1961


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Caracas-Maiquetía Airport en Puerto Cabello Airport bedraagt 118 km (74 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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