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Last updated: 13 August 2020
Date:Saturday 4 July 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-202
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CTJ
C/n / msn: 2081
First flight: 1968-09-16 (1 year 10 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:Macapá Internacional Airport, AP (MCP/SBMQ), Brazil
The aircraft was hijacked by a male passenger who demanded to be flown to Cuba.
En route stops were made at Cayenne, Georgetown (Guyana), Port of Spain (Trinidad), Antigua, and Kingston (Jamaica).
One hijacker.

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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 Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA to Macapá Internacional Airport, AP as the crow flies is 328 km (205 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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