Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 April 1959
Type:Curtiss C-46
Operator:Aerovías Cubanas Internacionales
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: None
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Isla De La Juventud-Siguanea Airport (SZJ/MUSN), Cuba
Narrative:
Four men drew guns ten minutes after takeoff and demanded to be taken to the USA. One news source indicates that the aircraft may have been a C-46.

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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Isla De La Juventud-Siguanea Airport as the crow flies is 159 km (99 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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