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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 21 febrero 1968
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 102
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 109
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:DL843
Descripción:
Delta Air Lines flight DL843 was hijacked by a passenger holding a pistol. He demanded to be flown to Cuba.
The DC-8 was hijacked at 15:37, seven minutes after takeoff from Tampa (TPA). The flight crew continued to Cuba where the plane landed at 16:29. After three hours the plane was allowed to fly back to the U.S.

Fuentes:
» Rome News-Tribune - Feb 22, 1968


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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL as the crow flies is 285 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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