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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 4 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-287
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-JTO
C/n / msn: 20537/291
First flight: 1971-12-11 (1 year 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Destination airport:Tucumán-Benj Matienzo Airport, TU (TUC/SANT), Argentina
Narrative:
A lone hijacker demanded USD 200,000 in government grants to medical agencies. The airplane made intermediate stops at Mendoza, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Panama City before arriving in Havana.

Sources:
» Pablo Luciano Potenze (1987) Aviación Comercial Argentina 1945-1980, Buenos Aires, Ediciones El Cronista Comercial
» Argentine Fleet History


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