Hijacking
Last updated: 1 October 2014
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Datum:woensdag 11 september 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Canada
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 22
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL) (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint John Airport, NB (YSJ/CYSJ), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Beschrijving:
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.
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.


Bronnen:
» The Montreal Gazette - Sep 12, 1968


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Saint John Airport, NB en Toronto International Airport, ON bedraagt 1096 km (685 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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