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Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:Thursday 9 January 1969
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79
Aircraft 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:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Flightnumber:EA831
Narrative:
A 21-year-old passenger brandished a switchblade knife and threatened a stewardess. He demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Nassau International Airport as the crow flies is 294 km (184 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.
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