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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 19 June 1968
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:VIASA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 81
Airplane damage: None
Location:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Narrative:
The VIASA DC-9 operated a scheduled flight from Miami, FL (MIA) to Caracas (CCS), Venezuela with en route stops at Santo Domingo and Curaçao (CUR). The airplane was hijacked some 15 minutes after takeoff from Santo Domingo.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jun 21, 1968


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Distance from Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport to Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport as the crow flies is 694 km (434 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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