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Last updated: 16 September 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 11 September 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:Air Canada
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Saint John Airport, NB (YSJ/CYSJ), Kanada
Flug nach:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Kanada
A 22-year old male passenger hijacked the Air Canada Viscount passenger plane. He demanded to be flown to Cuba, brandishing a loaded .22 Colt revolver.
The flight crew convinced the hijacked that they needed to refuel in order to reach Cuba and the flight was diverted to Montreal. The flight was refuelled and the hijacker released two passengers and two stewardesses. After further negotiations, the hijacker surrendered after being promised political asylum.

» The Montreal Gazette - Sep 12, 1968


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Distance from Saint John Airport, NB to Toronto International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1096 km (685 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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