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Hijacking description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 8 December 1960
Type:unknown
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:near Cienfuegos (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cienfuegos Airport (CFG/MUCF), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Narrative:
Five Cubans attempted to hijack the airplane, wanting to flee to the U.S. A gun battle broke out and one person was fatally injured. The airplane crash-landed.



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Distance from Cienfuegos Airport to Havana-José Martí International Airport as the crow flies is 224 km (140 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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