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Hijacking
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:donderdag 12 mei 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capitol Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 231
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 236
Beschrijving:
Shortly before the aircraft was scheduled to land at Miami, the passenger approached a flight attendant and stated she had a gun and wanted to go to Cuba.
She held the flight attendant hostage with what appeared to be a flare gun (probably a Very pistol). The captain was advised of the situation and diverted to Havana, Cuba. The aircraft landed in Havana and Cuban authorities took custody of the hijacker and weapon.



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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1672 km (1045 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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