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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 9 April 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Dallas, Havana (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), USA
Flug nach:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, USA
Flugnummer:AA348
Unfallbericht:
Armed with a pistol the hijacker scaled a fence at Ontario Airport, California, and boarded a Boeing 727 aircraft and accosted the crew on board. No passengers had boarded. He demanded to be flown to Cuba but agreed to a fuel stop at Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. He would not identify himself or give any reason for the hijacking. The aircraft was refueled and provided charts at Dallas/Ft. Worth. It then flew to Havana, Cuba where the hijacker surrendered to Cuban authorities.



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