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Fecha:domingo 8 mayo 1994
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24
Operador:Cubana de Aviación
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Descripción:
The pilot of a Cubana aircraft diverted the plane to Miami International Airport in Florida and requested political asylum. After persuading the co-pilot to leave the flight deck, the pilot locked himself inside alone and changed course. The plane was en route from Havana, Cuba, to Nassau, Bahamas. The pilot was the only person on the aircraft to request asylum. The other crew members-two co-pilots, a mechanic, a security operations agent, and two flight attendants-returned to Cuba with the aircraft several hours after landing. None of the 16 passengers were Cuban citizens; they were released to continue their vacations.



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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Nassau International Airport as the crow flies is 548 km (342 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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