Incident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) , Thursday 8 June 1961
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Date:Thursday 8 June 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Venezolana - FAV
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) -   Curaao
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI)
Destination airport:Puerto Cabello Airport (PBL/SVPC)
Seven political prisoners hijacked the aircraft shortly after take-off and forced the plane to land at Curaçao.
The aircraft was transporting the prisoners with seven guards and three crew members. Four crew members and a guard were injured in a fight with guns and knifes. Dutch Marines and policemen broke up the hijack.


Youngstown Vindicator 9 June 1961, p1
Het Parool, 9 June 1961

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