Vliegtuigongeval op 29 JUL 1984 met McDonnell Douglas DC-9 registration unknown - Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR)
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Status:
Datum:zondag 29 juli 1984
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 82
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 87
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) (   Curaçao)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Vluchtnummer:VH252
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» Amigoe di Curacao (30 July 1984)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport en Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport bedraagt 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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