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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 28 January 1969
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 105
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 113
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA121
Narrative:
The aircraft was hijacked as it was flying 40 miles north of Fort Myers at about 22:00 hours. Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba, where the aircraft landed at 22:54 hours.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jan 29, 1969


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Distance from Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 953 km (596 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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