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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Datum:Montag 17 März 1969
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 60
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 64
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), USA
Flug nach:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), USA
Flugnummer:DL518
Unfallbericht:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA to Augusta-Bush Field, GA as the crow flies is 229 km (143 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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