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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Date:Thursday 16 August 1979
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Miami, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA980
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1631 km (1019 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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