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Last updated: 25 November 2020
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Date:Tuesday 9 September 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Operator:Haiti Air Inter
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Gonaives (   Haiti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Destination airport:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP/MTCH), Haiti
Narrative:
Three hijackers entered cockpit, held a knife to the throat of the pilot and ordered the flight to Cuba.
The plane landed at Gonaives to refuel where two passengers overpowered and subdued the hijackers.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Port-au-Prince Airport to Cap Haitien Airport as the crow flies is 128 km (80 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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