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Datum:maandag 31 december 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 13
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 185
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 198
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX), Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:AA626
Beschrijving:
A prisoner under escort of three Virgin Island Correction Bureau armed law enforcement officers hijacked the DC-10 to Cuba. The hijacking began while the aircraft was en-route to New York from the Virgin Islands. The prisoner made numerous trips to the aft lavatory feigning sickness; after the last trip, he came out
of the lavatory with a pistol, disarmed the three guards and forced the aircraft to land in Havana. Allegedly, the pistol was placed in the lavatory by person(s) unknown in St. Croix. Upon arrival in Cuba, the hijacker was taken into custody.

Bronnen:
» Record-Journal - Jan 2, 1985


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport en New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY bedraagt 2676 km (1673 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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