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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:Dienstag 12 Oktober 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Kennzeichen: YV-C-AVA
Werknummer: 161
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport (BLA/SVBC), Venezuela
Flug nach:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
The CV-580 was hijacked by two passengers. The aircraft diverted to the island of Curaçao where it was refueled. Three mothers with young children were released, after which the aircraft departed to Havana, Cuba.

» Amigoe di Curacao 13-10-1971


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport as the crow flies is 256 km (160 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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