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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 4 augustus 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capitol Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 264
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
The aircraft had been airborne about forty minutes after takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico when a hijacker went into a forward restroom with an athletic bag and emerged a short time later and handed two notes written in Spanish to a flight attendant. The notes indicated that he wanted the aircraft diverted to Cuba or he would blow it up. He displayed a black handgun which was later determined to be a toy pistol, a small bottle containing a clear liquid, and a bundle of sticks alleged to be explosives. Reportedly, he splashed liquid around the cabin and threatened to ignite it. When the captain was advised of the situation he diverted the aircraft to Havana, Cuba. After the landing at Havana, Cuban authorities boarded the aircraft and took the hijacker and his possessions into custody.


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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 San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1672 km (1045 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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