Hijacking
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Datum:Montag 24 Juli 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 33
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 38
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), USA
Flugnummer: 202
Unfallbericht:
Eastern flight 202 departed Miami (MIA) on a domestic flight to Tampa, New Orleans and Dallas. One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. A fighter plane from the Homestead AFB followed the Electra until it had reached Cuban airspace.

Informationsquelle:
» Plane hijacked, forced to land in Cuba (Lincoln Evening Journal, 1961-07-24)


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Tampa International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 327 km (204 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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