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Last updated: 18 July 2019
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Date:Thursday 31 July 1969
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 131
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber:TW79
Narrative:
A prisoner under escort by two federal officers used a razor blade to threaten a stewardess and hijack the plane to Cuba.

Sources:
» Ocala Star-Banner - Aug 1, 1969


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Distance from Pittsburgh International Airport, PA to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3407 km (2129 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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