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Hijacking
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Datum:Donnerstag 16 August 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 91
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Miami, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flugnummer:EA980
Unfallbericht:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1631 km (1019 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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