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Last updated: 23 July 2019
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Date:Sunday 11 July 1971
Type:unknown
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Cienfuegos Airport (CFG/MUCF), Cuba
Narrative:
Two passengers on a domestic flight in Cuba attempted to hijack the flight. A fight ensued, during which a hand grenade exploded. One passenger was killed.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» De Telegraaf 13-07-1971


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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Cienfuegos Airport as the crow flies is 224 km (140 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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