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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 July 1969
Type:unknown
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: None
Location:Managua Airport (MGA) (   Nicaragua)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A 24-year old male, dressed in woman's clothing, drew a gun after takeoff from Managua. He threatened the pilot and demanded to be taken to Cuba. The hijacker was overpowered and the plane returned to Managua.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Reading Eagle - Jul 30, 1969


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