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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 November 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340 or CV-440
Operator:AVENSA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: None
Location:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS) (   Trinidad and Tobago)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ciudad Bolívar Airport (CBL/SVCB), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
Six young rebels armed with machineguns hijacked the domestic AVENSA flight shortly after takeoff from Ciudad Bolívar (CBL). They forced the crew to circle the city while they dropped leaflets urging Venezuelans not to vote in the national elections.
The hijackers then demanded to be flown to Port of Spain, Trinidad where they surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» El Litoral 28-11-1963


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Distance from Ciudad Bolívar Airport to Caracas Airport as the crow flies is 466 km (291 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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