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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 26 julio 1969
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operador:Continental Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 53
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 57
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX (MAF/KMAF), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:CO156
Descripción:
A passenger on a flight from El Paso to Midland, Texas, hijacked the aircraft using a knife and demanded to be taken to Cuba. The aircraft landed at Midland/Odessa Airport to refuel. All passengers and flight attendants were released. The aircraft then continued to Mobile, Alabama for another refueling stop. The aircraft then continued to Havana.

Fuentes:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jul 28, 1969


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Distance from El Paso International Airport, TX to Midland/Odessa Regional Airport, TX as the crow flies is 392 km (245 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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