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Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 29 Oktober 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 47
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), USA
Flug nach:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), USA
Flugnummer:EA496
Unfallbericht:
Four hijackers killed a ticket agent and wounded a ramp serviceman while forcing their way aboard. They demanded to be taken to Cuba.



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Distance from Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 1101 km (688 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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