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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Datum:donderdag 3 januari 1974
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Jamaica
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Kingston Airport (KIN) (   Jamaica)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Immediately after boarding, a 17-year old Cuban male brandished what he described as a hand grenade and demanded to be flown to Miami, Florida, USA. One of the pilots made him agree to allow all passengers to disembark. A security officer then entered the aircraft, stating he was a flight engineer. The officer was able to disarm the hijacker. The "grenade" appeared to be a piece of wood covered in a handkerchief.

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» Kingston Gleaner January 4,1974


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