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Last updated: 23 August 2019
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Date:Wednesday 19 August 1970
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Trans Caribbean Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 154
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Flightnumber:TC401
Narrative:
En route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, flight TC401 was hijacked by three men using grenades and a pistol. They demanded to be flow to Cuba. After staying on the ground for five hours at Havana, the plane flew back to Miami, FL.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport as the crow flies is 2577 km (1610 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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