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Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:Sunday 24 May 1970
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Sources:
» The Miami News - May 25, 1970


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Distance from Mérida-Rejon Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 991 km (619 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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