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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Thursday 14 December 1978
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Charleston, SC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Keeping his hand on his coat pocket as though he had a pistol, a hijacker approached a stewardess and demanded the plane be flown to Cuba. He was persuaded to return to his seat where he was apprehended by police who boarded after the aircraft landed
in Charleston. SC. Hijacker allegedly was in toxicated. He did not have a weapon.
Sentenced to 5 years probation for interference with flight crew.


» Lakeland Ledger - Dec 14, 1978


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1745 km (1091 miles).

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