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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Datum:donderdag 6 november 1980
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:AVENSA
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 54
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 59
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» St. Petersburg Times - Nov 7, 1980


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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 Airport en Puerto Ordaz Airport bedraagt 528 km (330 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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