Narrative:While enroute to New York, a male passenger stood up in the aisle in the rear of the aircraft and shouted "Cuba" several times and pointed to an object which resembled dynamite hanging from a telephone type cord around his neck. The captain was advised of the situation and diverted the aircraft to Havana, Cuba. The hijacker was taken into custody by Cuban authorities.
|Date:||Thursday 19 May 1983|
|Operator:||Eastern Air Lines|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 132 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (Cuba)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 1757 km (1098 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.