Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 28 June 1969
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 104
Airplane damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), United States of America
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 173
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba.

Sources:
» The Tuscaloosa News - Jun 29, 1969


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Distance from Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD to Tampa International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1349 km (843 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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