Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Wednesday 19 March 2003
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:Aerotaxi
Registration: CU-T1192
C/n / msn: 10028
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1820
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: None
Location:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nueva Gerona-Rafael Cabrera Airport (GER/MUNG), Cuba
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Flightnumber: 887
Narrative:
Six men hijacked the plane using kitchen knives, tape and the airplane's own emergency hatchet. They demanded to be flown north to Miami. Florida Air National Guard F-15 fighter jets from Homestead Air Force Base and a Black Hawk helicopter from the Customs Service escorted the Douglas DC-3 to Key West where it landed at 20:06.

Events:


Sources:
» Miami Herald


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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 Nueva Gerona-Rafael Cabrera Airport to Havana-José Martí International 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.
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