Unfallbericht:A passenger made his way to the cockpit and said: "Let's go to Cuba." The pilot replied that there was not enough fuel and continued to Tampa. The passenger had returned to his seat and was arrested after arrival at Tampa. The man later said he "really didn't want to go to Cuba, just wanted to see if he had the nerve to simulate a hijacking."
|Datum:||Dienstag 5 August 1969|
|Flugzeugtyp:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Eastern Air Lines|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 70 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), USA|
|Flug nach:||Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), USA|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC to Tampa International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 813 km (508 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.