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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 19 March 1969
Type:Convair CV-880
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:New Orleans, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), United States of America
Destination airport:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), United States of America
Flightnumber:DL918
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Dallas-Love Field, TX to New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA as the crow flies is 697 km (435 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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