Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 7 September 1969
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 86
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 96
Airplane damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ), Puerto Rico
Flightnumber: 925
Narrative:
Eastern Air Lines flight EA925 from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) to Puerto Rico was hijacked at 15:30, some ninety minutes after takeoff. He pulled a gun and demanded to be flown to Cuba.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Sep 8, 1969


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport as the crow flies is 2560 km (1600 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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