Hijacking description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 8 October 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIN
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-PDX
C/n / msn: 126
First flight: 1962-07-18 (7 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Havana (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Narrative:
Four hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA to Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM as the crow flies is 1288 km (805 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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