Unlawful Interference Ilyushin Il-18B CU-T831, Sunday 27 March 1966
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Date:Sunday 27 March 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18B
Owner/operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T831
MSN: 182005202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) -   Cuba
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU/MUCU)
Destination airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA)
The flight engineer shot the on board security guard and forced the crew to carry him to Florida, USA. The captain instead took the plane to José Martí Airport in Havana. On seeing an Aeroflot plane on the tarmac, the hijacker realised he had been fooled, shot the captain dead and tried to initiate takeoff. The copilot then shut down the engines. The hijacker jumped onto the tarmac and fled. He was caught some days later.


Ricardo Miranda (E-mail 22-4-2015)



photo (c) Guy Doucet; Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX); 24 August 1971

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