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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Saturday 30 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 293
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 306
Airplane damage: None
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA932
Narrative:
A male passenger hijacked the flight and demanded to be taken to Cuba. The hijacker was subdued by a flight attendant and several passengers.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» The Spokesman-Review - Jul 1, 1979


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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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