ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-640 registration unknown Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
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Date:Monday 31 August 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-640
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) (   Croatia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Annaba-Les Salines Airport (AAE/DABB), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Three passengers carrying pistols and a molotov cocktail hijacked the CV-640 and demanded to be flown to Albania. The airplane landed at Cagliari, Sardinia where the hijackers released eleven passengers. They continued to Brindisi and after being refused to land in Albania, the airplane landed at Dubrovnik.
There they were arrested by Yugoslav authorities.

» The Bryan Times - Aug 31, 1970


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Distance from Annaba-Les Salines Airport to Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport as the crow flies is 407 km (254 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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