Unlawful Interference Convair CV-340 or CV-440 , Thursday 28 November 1963
ASN logo

Date:Thursday 28 November 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-340 or CV-440
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS) -   Trinidad and Tobago
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ciudad Bolívar Airport (CBL/SVCB)
Destination airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI)
Six young rebels armed with machineguns hijacked the domestic AVENSA flight shortly after takeoff from Ciudad Bolívar (CBL). They forced the crew to circle the city while they dropped leaflets urging Venezuelans not to vote in the national elections.
The hijackers then demanded to be flown to Port of Spain, Trinidad where they surrendered.


El Litoral 28-11-1963

Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314