• Short Summary

    A PAN AMERICAN DC8 JETLINER, SEIZED BY AN ARMED FRENCH-ALGERIAN OVER CENTRAL AMERICA, LANDED AT MIAMI, FLORIDA, FROM HAVANA AUGUST 9 - JUST 10 HOURS AFTER THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO FLY TO CUBA.

  • Description

    A PAN AMERICAN DC8 JETLINER, SEIZED BY AN ARMED FRENCH-ALGERIAN OVER CENTRAL AMERICA, LANDED AT MIAMI, FLORIDA, FROM HAVANA AUGUST 9 - JUST 10 HOURS AFTER THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO FLY TO CUBA. THE AIRLINER'S 81 PASSENGERS AND CREW WERE GREETED BY A BIG CROWD ON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT.

    THE PLANE WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS, TO GUATEMALA WHEN A MAN NAMED AS ALBERTO CAYON, 27, FORCED THE CREW AT GUNPOINT TO ALTER COURSE FOR HAVANA. CATON SAID HE WAS TAKING OVER THE PLANE AS A PROTEST AGAINST U.S. POLICY OVER ALGERIA. WHEN THE PLANE LANDED AT HAVANA, CATON WAS DISARMED AND ARRESTED BY CUBAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES.

    LATER, THE PLANE TOOK OFF FOR MIAMI. HAVANA RADIO SAID THE PLANE WAS ALLOWED TO LEAVE IN DEFERENCE TO ONE OF ITS PASSENGERS, COLOMBIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER, SENOR AYALA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA28ZUEHRUS202FXW6WOWTPARV
    Media URN:
    VLVAA28ZUEHRUS202FXW6WOWTPARV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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