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Last updated: 11 April 2021
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Date:Friday 10 November 1972
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Southern Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana (   Cuba)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), United States of America
Destination airport:Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL (MGM/KMGM), United States of America
Flightnumber:SO49
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded money. Intermediate stops were made at Jackson, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Lexington, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Havana, Key West and Orlando before heading back to Havana. The hijackers surrendered in Havana.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Birmingham Airport, AL to Montgomery-Dannelly Field, AL as the crow flies is 143 km (90 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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