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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 31 July 1972
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 94
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Algiers (   Algeria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Eight hijackers demanded money and demanded to be flown to Algiers, following a refueling stop at Boston. Duration of the hijacking: 2 days.


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