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Last updated: 21 September 2019
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 27 noviembre 1961
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operador:AVENSA
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 43
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) (   Curaçao)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Descripción:
An AVENSA DC-6 was hijacked by five armed students who forced the pilot to circle Caracas while they dropped anti-Government leaflets on the city. After that they forced the crew to fly them to Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.



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Distance from Caracas Airport to Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport as the crow flies is 505 km (316 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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