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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Datum:vrijdag 1 mei 1970
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British West Indian Airways - BWIA
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 63
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Havana Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kingston-Palisadoes International Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Grand Cayman Island-Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM/MWCR), Caymaneilanden
Two passengers stood up and hijacked the flight, using a knife and gun. They demanded to be taken to Algeria, but this was beyond the range of the aircraft.
The flight diverted to Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers demanded that the plane be refuelled and flown to Algiers for a meeting with American Author Eldridge Cleaver, a Black Panther who was living there in exile.
Upon arrival at Havana, the aircraft was met by armed troops. The hijackers surrendered.



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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 Kingston-Palisadoes International Airport en Grand Cayman Island-Owen Roberts International Airport bedraagt 502 km (314 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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