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CIVAIR - AIR HAITI

March 13, 1974, 5:50 p.m.

1. GOH CIVAIR DIRECTOR JEUNE INFORMS EMBOFF THAT AIR HAITI HAS CONCLUDED SALE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS THREE AIRCRAFT, A DC-6, TO AN UNIDENTIFIED U.S. COMPANY. WHEN QUERIED AS TO WHETHER THE SALE MEANT THAT AIR HAITI INTENDED TO TERMINATE CARGO SERVICE, JEUNE REPLIED THAT HE ASSUMED SUCH WAS THE CASE. 2. COMMENT: THERE HAS BEEN GENERAL SPECULATION THAT AIR HAITI'S DAYS WERE NUMBERED SINCE FORMER INTERIOR MINISTER LUCKNER CAMBRONNE, THE PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDER, WAS DISMISSED IN NOV. 1972. THE FORMATION OF HAITI AIR TRANSPORT IN MAY 1973 REINFORCED SUCH SPECULATION, BUT THE AIRCRAFT SALE IS THE FIRST POSITIVE INDICATION OF THE COMPANY'S DEMISE. ISHAM LIMITED OFFICIAL USE NNN