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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 29 octubre 1972
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 47
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA496
Descripción:
Four hijackers killed a ticket agent and wounded a ramp serviceman while forcing their way aboard. They demanded to be taken to Cuba.



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Distance from Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 1101 km (688 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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