Hijacking
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 21 Februar 1968
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 102
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 109
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), USA
Flug nach:West Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA), USA
Flugnummer: 843
Unfallbericht:
Delta Air Lines flight DL843 was hijacked by a passenger holding a pistol. He demanded to be flown to Cuba.
The DC-8 was hijacked at 15:37, seven minutes after takeoff from Tampa (TPA). The flight crew continued to Cuba where the plane landed at 16:29. After three hours the plane was allowed to fly back to the U.S.


Informationsquelle:
» Rome News-Tribune - Feb 22, 1968


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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to West Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL as the crow flies is 285 km (178 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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