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Last updated: 10 October 2015
Datum:Samstag 29 Oktober 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Fluggesellschaft:Cubana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 34
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 37
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Kuba
Flug nach:Nueva Gerona Airport (GER/MUNG), Kuba
Flugnummer: 905
Flight 905 departed Havana at 07:25 on a domestic flight. About 10 minutes after takeoff the copilot reportedly jumped up, grabbing the air marshall and forcing the pilot at gunpoint to head to Key West. A shooting erupted and the air marshall was killed. A total of nine persons were involved in the hijack and requested political asylum in the U.S. Two additional passengers joined them in their request.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Nueva Gerona Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 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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