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Last updated: 22 April 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 18 Januar 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle
Fluggesellschaft:SAETA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
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Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Flug nach:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Unfallbericht:
Hijackers seized the plane shortly after takeoff from Quito and forced the pilot to land in Cuba after refueling stops in Guayaquil and Panama City.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (170 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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