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Last updated: 28 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 15 May 1980
Time:05:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Chalk's International Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Miami Seaplane Base, FL (MPB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:Miami SPB, FL (MPB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Armed with a 45-calibre pistol and a 22-calibre rifle the hijacker forced a male maintenance employee to board the aircraft. He then demanded a pilot and to be flown to South Africa. After 8 hours of negotiation he surrendered, deplaned and was taken into custody.
The hijacker had complained he had been cheated out of welfare money.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - May 16, 1980


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