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Datum:Montag 13 Januar 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-880
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 77
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flugnummer:DL297
Unfallbericht:
A 31-year-old male passenger in row 6 of the Delta Air Lines CV-880 called a stewardess and pulled his sawed-off shotgun. He demanded to be flown to Havana. The captain decided to land at the destination Miami, Florida. The stewardess tricked the man in saying that the flight could not divert because the aircraft was already in the approach pattern. After landing the man was apprehended by police.

Informationsquelle:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jan 14, 1969


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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1834 km (1146 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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