Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 December 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Aerocaribbean
Registration: CU-T110
C/n / msn: 6710
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: None
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Varadero-Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport (VRA/MUVR), Cuba
Narrative:
A Cuban pilot diverted an AeroCaribbean commercial aircraft from its scheduled domestic route (Havana to Varadero) and arrived at Miami International Airport. Forty-eight of the 53 persons on board requested political asylum; the co-pilot and his family, a flight attendant, and a security guard returned to Cuba.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Varadero-Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport as the crow flies is 99 km (62 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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