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Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 October 2016
Date:Friday 9 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47
Operator:RAPSA (Rutas Aéreas Panameñas SA)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:David City (   Panama)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:David-Enrique Malek Airport (DAV/MPDA), Panama
Destination airport:Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC/MPBO), Panama
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Plane stormed



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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 David-Enrique Malek Airport to Bocas Del Toro Airport as the crow flies is 107 km (67 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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