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Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Date:Sunday 25 December 1977
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: 36
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Atlanta, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Indianapolis International Airport, IN (IND/KIND), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA668
Narrative:
A passenger on Eastern flight 668 used a fake bomb and toy pistol to hijack the plane, demanding to be taken to Miami and then to Cuba.
After landing in Atlanta, the hijacker was overpowered by FBI authorities and Atlanta police.
Sentenced to 25 years for air piracy.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Indianapolis International Airport, IN as the crow flies is 1636 km (1022 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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