Unfallbericht:After landing at West Palm Beach. FL one of the passengers told another passenger and the pilot that he had a bomb under his shirt and demanded to be flown to Cuba. After about two hours, he was persuaded to remove the object which he claimed was a bomb from under his shirt. It was then taken from him and removed from the aircraft.
|Datum:||16 AUG 1982|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Stehendes (STD)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), USA|
|Flug nach:||West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), USA|
Following this he was overpowered by law enforcement personnel. The object was a bag containing men's toiletries. No explosives were located. The hijacker was sentenced to 5 years for air piracy.
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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to West Palm Beach International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 279 km (174 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.