Narrative:4 hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Refueling stops were made in Willemstad, Panama-City, and Merida, before arriving in Cuba.
|Date:||18 MAY 1973|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42 |
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||at an unknown location (Cuba)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Valera-Carvajal Airport (VLV/SVVL), Venezuela|
|Destination airport:||Barquisimeto Airport (BRM/SVBM), Venezuela|
Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.
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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 Valera-Carvajal Airport to Barquisimeto Airport as the crow flies is 155 km (97 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.