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Date:Saturday 27 May 1989
Type:Boeing 727
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 157
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
A Cuban immigrant, who came to the U.S. as part of the Mariel boatlift, hijacked an American Airlines Boeing 727 and demanded to be flown to Cuba. The flight was en route from Dallas to Miami
and was carrying 157 passengers and crew. The hijacker stated he was armed with a pistol and explosives. In actuality he had a starter pistol, two knives and a pair of scissors. After the aircraft landed in Miami to refuel, the hijacker surrendered.


Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA

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