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Hijacking description
Last updated: 7 December 2016
Status:
Date:Tuesday 26 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Operator:Aerovias Quisqueyana
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Cabo Rojo Airport (CBJ) (   Dominican Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
An aircraft, operated by Aerovias Quisqueyana, was hijacked by a male passenger. The hijacker demanded to be flown to Havana, Cuba. The pilot wanted to divert to Port-au-Prince to refuel, but permission to land was denied. The flight then diverted to Cabo Rojo Airport. The hijacker was overpowered after landing.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» La Nacion 27 January 1971, p21


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