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Hijacking
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 17 Juli 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 107
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), USA
Flugnummer:DL722
Unfallbericht:
While enroute to Tampa, FL, the airplane was hijacked by three passengers. One of the hijackers grabbed a flight attendant and held a knife to her throat. The other two armed with a knife and an aerosol can left their seats and shouted "Cuba" several times. One of the men briefly ignited the gases emitted from the aerosol can.
The pilot diverted the aircraft to Havana, Cuba.
Cuban authorities boarded the aircraft and took the hijackers into custody.



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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Tampa International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 327 km (204 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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