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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 28 January 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11
Operator:Piedmont Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Kinston, New Bern (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinston-Stallings Field, NC (ISO/KISO), United States of America
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), United States of America
Flightnumber: 964
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Kinston-Stallings Field, NC to Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC as the crow flies is 120 km (75 miles).

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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