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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Datum:Freitag 18 Mai 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:AVENSA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 37
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:at an unknown location (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Valera-Carvajal Airport (VLV/SVVL), Venezuela
Flug nach:Barquisimeto Airport (BRM/SVBM), Venezuela
Unfallbericht:
4 hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Refueling stops were made in Willemstad, Panama-City, and Merida, before arriving in Cuba.
Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Valera-Carvajal Airport to Barquisimeto Airport as the crow flies is 155 km (97 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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