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Last updated: 30 November 2020
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Date:Sunday 14 September 1980
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: 102
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Miami, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:EA115
Narrative:
A short time before arrival at Miami, a hijacker gave a flight attendant a note which indicated that he had placed a bomb in a public area in Tampa and it would be detonated unless the hijacker was flown to Cuba. The location and disarming instructions
were to be provided after his arrival 1n Cuba. The pilot was advised but landed the aircraft In Miami where the hijacker was taken into custody by police.
He refused to provide information concerning the bomb. However no bomb was found and no explosion occurred.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 327 km (204 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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