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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 5 August 1969
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA379
Narrative:
A passenger made his way to the cockpit and said: "Let's go to Cuba." The pilot replied that there was not enough fuel and continued to Tampa. The passenger had returned to his seat and was arrested after arrival at Tampa. The man later said he "really didn't want to go to Cuba, just wanted to see if he had the nerve to simulate a hijacking."

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC to Tampa International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 813 km (508 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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