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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 17 March 1969
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Airplane damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Destination airport:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), United States of America
Flightnumber:DL518
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Atlanta Municipal Airport, GA to Augusta-Bush Field, GA as the crow flies is 229 km (143 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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