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Hijacking description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Friday 10 November 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operator:TAP Air Portugal
Registration: CS-TLF
C/n / msn: 4672
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: None
Location:Tangier Airport (TNG) (   Morocco)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Casablanca (unknown airport), Morocco
Destination airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Narrative:
Six passengers, opponents of Portuguese Premier Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, hijacked the TAP airliner and forced its crew to circle over Lisbon while they dropped pamphlets urging the nation to revolt. The hijackers then demanded to be flown to Tangier, Morocco.

Sources:
» José Vilhena


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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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