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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:zondag 1 mei 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capitol Airways
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 212
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
While enroute between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami, FL, a passenger scattered notes in the cabin citing his unemployment, misery and grief and said that if the aircraft did not head for Havana he would blow it up. He locked himself in the lavatory and began passing notes under the door saying that he had a weapon, gasoline and explosives. The captain diverted the aircraft to Havana, Cuba and the passengers and crew deplaned. Cuban authorities boarded the empty aircraft, forced the hijacker out of the lavatory and took him into custody. Reportedly, he did not have a weapon or device.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1672 km (1045 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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