Unlawful Interference Douglas DC-3A CU-T8, Thursday 6 November 1958
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Date:Thursday 6 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A
Owner/operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-T8
MSN: 11744
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Mayarí Arriba -   Cuba
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manzanillo-Sierra Maestra Airport (MZO/MUMZ)
Destination airport:Holguín-Frank Pais Airport (HOG/MUHG)
The DC-3 was hijacked by rebels and flown to a rebel airstrip at Mayarí Arriba. All occupants were released.
Another DC-3 (CU-T266) had also been hijacked to that airstrip on October 22, 1958. Both aircraft were camouflaged with branches of trees.

On November 12, the pilot of a Martin B-26 Marauder (N° 903) was returning from an bombing mission to Mines de Ocujal when he noted the aircraft. Another B-26 (N° 923) was sent to the area for a bombing raid. Both aircraft were destroyed.


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The Rebel Air Force operations against Batista

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