Unlawful Interference Antonov An-24RV CU-T1262, Wednesday 11 March 1987
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Date:Wednesday 11 March 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24RV
Owner/operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T1262
MSN: 307610
Year of manufacture:1972
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24VT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 48
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) -   Cuba
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA)
Destination airport:Nueva Gerona-Rafael Cabrera Airport (GER/MUNG)
Three passengers attempted to hijack Cubana Airlines Flight 706, an Antonov An-24, as it prepared to depart Havana on a domestic flight to Nueva Gerona with 48 people aboard. The hijackers brandished hand grenades and demanded to be flown to the United States. In the ensuing struggle with passengers, one grenade exploded injuring 13 persons.
One hijacker was killed by a policeman onboard the aircraft and the other two were arrested.


Adrian Leon Aja
Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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