Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 18 August 1980
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Flightnumber: 348
Narrative:
hijacker demanded money and wanted to be flown to Cuba 1 hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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Distance from Melbourne International Airport, FL to Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA as the crow flies is 709 km (443 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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