Unfallbericht:A 22-year old male passenger hijacked the Air Canada Viscount passenger plane. He demanded to be flown to Cuba, brandishing a loaded .22 Colt revolver.
|Datum:||Mittwoch 11 September 1968|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 22 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL) ( Kanada)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Saint John Airport, NB (YSJ/CYSJ), Kanada|
|Flug nach:||Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Kanada|
The flight crew convinced the hijacked that they needed to refuel in order to reach Cuba and the flight was diverted to Montreal. The flight was refuelled and the hijacker released two passengers and two stewardesses. After further negotiations, the hijacker surrendered after being promised political asylum.
» The Montreal Gazette - Sep 12, 1968
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 Saint John Airport, NB to Toronto International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1096 km (685 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.