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Hijacking
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:martes 25 febrero 1969
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 60
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 67
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA955
Descripción:
Eastern Air Lines flight EA955 was hijacked by one passenger shortly after takeoff from Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL) at 14:31. The man pulled a .22 caliber pistol and demanded to be flown to Cuba. He remained in Cuba while the DC-8 was allowed to fly back to the U.S.



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Distance from Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 953 km (596 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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