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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 26 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-JOT
C/n / msn: 43213/169
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airport (MTT/MMMT), Mexico
Destination airport:Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA/MMVA), Mexico
Flightnumber:623
Narrative:
Mexicana de Aviación flight 623, a domestic service from Mexico City to Merida, was hijacked on the leg between Minatitlán and Villahermosa.
Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. The captain diverted the flight and landed at Havana at 13:32.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 27-7-1969


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Distance from Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airport to Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport as the crow flies is 186 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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