Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 1 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-PDZ
C/n / msn: 131
First flight: 1962-08-02 (7 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Narrative:
Six passengers hijacked the Caravalle plane and demanded to be flown to Cuba. The flight crew continued to Lima and Panama City before the final leg to Havana were they landed at 15:00 two days later.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jan 4, 1970
» The Montreal Gazette - Jan 3, 1970
» Jornal do Brasil (30-9-1988)


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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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