Flugunfall 29 JUL 1984 einer McDonnell Douglas DC-9 registration unknown - Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR)
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Status:
Datum:Sonntag 29 Juli 1984
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Fluggesellschaft:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 82
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 87
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) (   Curaçao)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Flug nach:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Flugnummer:VH252
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft. en route from Caracas, Venezuela to the island of Curacao, was hijacked by two men. The hijackers forced the pilot at gunpoint to land at Isla Margarita, Trinidad. Aruba, and finally Curacao. The hijackers demanded $5 million, a helicopter, and more fuel or they would blow up the aircraft.
When the hijackers allowed the aircraft's left front door to be opened, security men charged in and killed both hijackers. The hijacking lasted three days.

Informationsquelle:
» Amigoe di Curacao (30 July 1984)


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Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport as the crow flies is 276 km (173 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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