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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Fecha:domingo 26 diciembre 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operador:Air Canada
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 83
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 89
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT/CYQT), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canadá
Número de Vuelo:AC932
Air Canada flight 932 from Thunder Bay to Toronto was hijacked by a 24-year old American male passenger shortly before arrival at Toronto. He demanded to be flown to Havana, Cuba.
On January 25, 1972, Canada officially asked Cuba to extradite the hijacker but Cuba didn't respond to the request.
In 2001, he was arrested in New York.
This was the first successful hijacking in Canada.

» Suspect in 1971 Air Canada hijacking arrested (CBC, 11 Sept. 2001)
» Traced on Internet, Teacher Is Charged In '71 Jet Hijacking (NY Times, 11 Sept. 2001)


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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 Thunder Bay Airport, ON to Toronto International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 905 km (566 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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