Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 11 February 1984
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 152
Airplane damage: None
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber: 658
Narrative:
The hijacker, a Corporal in the Haitian Army assigned to Airport Security, boarded the aircraft carrying a fully loaded Uzi machine gun and demanded to be taken to New York. After one hour of flight, the hijacker gave his gun to the crew. Upon landing in New York, the hijacker was taken into custody where he requested political asylum. The hijacker was sentenced to 10 years for air piracy.

Classification:
Hijack

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Distance from Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 2443 km (1527 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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