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Last updated: 12 July 2020
Date:Thursday 6 November 1980
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
The AVENSA DC-9 was hijacked by three men during a domestic flight from Caracas (CCS) to Puerto Ordaz (PZO). The commandeered the plane to Cuba with a refueling stop at Curaçao (CUR).


» St. Petersburg Times - Nov 7, 1980


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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 Caracas Airport to Puerto Ordaz Airport as the crow flies is 528 km (330 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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