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Last updated: 14 May 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 19 August 1970
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Fluggesellschaft:Trans Caribbean Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 154
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ),
Flugnummer:TC401
Unfallbericht:
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.



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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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