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Last updated: 18 November 2017
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
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."


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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.
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