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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 6 November 1980
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 54
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Flug nach:Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
The hijackers seized the aircraft shortly after leaving Caracas. They claimed to have explosives in a bottle which was wrapped In a gasoline soaked cloth and demanded to be flown to Cuba or they would blow up the plane. They splashed gasoline on the floor and threatened to put fire to it. The aircraft landed at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles was refueled and flew onto Havana, Cuba where the hijackers were taken into custody by Cuban authorities.

» St. Petersburg Times - Nov 7, 1980


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Distance from Caracas Airport to Puerto Ordaz Airport as the crow flies is 528 km (330 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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