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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:Thursday 14 August 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 224
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Flightnumber:NA872
Narrative:
Five Spanish-speaking passengers hijacked the flight and demanded to be taken to Cuba. The hijackers surrendered after the aircraft landed at Havana Airport, Cuba. Hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Aug 15, 1980


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