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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Friday 29 August 1980
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Braniff International Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 183
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Lima (   Peru)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber: 920
168 Cuban refugees stormed the plane to get aboard and demanded to be flown to Miami 168 hijackers demanded to be taken to the USA. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Lima-Callao International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 6693 km (4183 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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