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Estado:
Fecha:sábado 29 octubre 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operador:Cubana de Aviación
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 34
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 37
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Ubicación:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nueva Gerona Airport (GER/MUNG), Cuba
Número de Vuelo:CU905
Descripción:
Flight 905 departed Havana at 07:25 on a domestic flight. About 10 minutes after takeoff the copilot reportedly jumped up, grabbing the air marshall and forcing the pilot at gunpoint to head to Key West. A shooting erupted and the air marshall was killed. A total of nine persons were involved in the hijack and requested political asylum in the U.S. Two additional passengers joined them in their request.



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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Nueva Gerona Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 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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