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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 14 Dezember 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:National Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 48
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 54
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Charleston, SC (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flugnummer:NA97
Unfallbericht:
Keeping his hand on his coat pocket as though he had a pistol, a hijacker approached a stewardess and demanded the plane be flown to Cuba. He was persuaded to return to his seat where he was apprehended by police who boarded after the aircraft landed
in Charleston. SC. Hijacker allegedly was in toxicated. He did not have a weapon.
Sentenced to 5 years probation for interference with flight crew.

Informationsquelle:
» Lakeland Ledger - Dec 14, 1978


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1745 km (1091 miles).

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