Hijacking description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 25 April 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Viscount
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Varadero-Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport (VRA/MUVR), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Narrative:
Four hijackers (two men, two women) hijacked the Viscount plane which was on the last leg of a Miami - Varadero - Havana flight. The hijackers had boarded the flight at Varadero and diverted the plane to Key West.

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Distance from Varadero-Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 99 km (62 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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