Narrative:Three passengers attempted to hijack Cubana Airlines Flight CU-706,an Antonov 24, as it prepared to depart Havana on a domestic flight to Nueva Gerona with 48 people aboard. The hijackers brandished hand grenades and demanded to be flown to the United States. In the ensuing struggle with passengers, one grenade exploded injuring 13 persons.
One hijacker was killed by a policeman onboard the aircraft and the other two were arrested.
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants
» Adrian Leon Aja
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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 Havana-José Martí International Airport to Nueva Gerona-Rafael Cabrera Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 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.