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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 13 November 1970
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 74
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 78
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Jacksonville, Havana (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), USA
Flug nach:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), USA
Eastern Air Lines flight 257 was hijacked at 09:30 hours EST, 21 minutes after takeoff from Raleigh/Durham Airport, North Carolina.
The hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba. The pilot made refueling stop at Jacksonville, Florida, before proceeding to Cuba. The aircraft arrived at Havana at 11:57 hours EST.

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Distance from Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 568 km (355 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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