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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:Tuesday 12 October 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operator:AVENSA
Registration: YV-C-AVA
C/n / msn: 161
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport (BLA/SVBC), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
The CV-580 was hijacked by two passengers. The aircraft diverted to the island of Curaçao where it was refueled. Three mothers with young children were released, after which the aircraft departed to Havana, Cuba.

Sources:
» Amigoe di Curacao 13-10-1971


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Distance from Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport as the crow flies is 256 km (160 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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