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Hijacking
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 17 julio 1983
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 107
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:DL722
Descripción:
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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