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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 19 December 1968
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 151
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Cuba)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA47
Narrative:
Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1623 km (1014 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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