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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 2 noviembre 1968
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 46
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 50
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA224
The aircraft was hijacked by a 17-year old male. The youth had boarded the flight at Mobile, AL and took out a 16-gauge shot gun which he had taped in pieces inside a suitcase. He went to the flight deck and demanded to be taken to South Vietnam.
The flight crew managed to overpower the hijacker.

» Chicago Tribune 3 Nov 1968


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