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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Fecha:lunes 11 junio 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 195
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 207
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Havana (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:DL1061
A hijacker went to the front of the aircraft, said he wanted to see the captain, that he wanted to be flown to Cuba, and that a bomb would go off in 2 hours. He kicked the cockpit door and the crew opened it thinking it was a stewardess bringing food.
He grabbed and pushed the flight engineer with one hand, keeping the other in his pocket as though he had a weapon. During the
flight to Cuba, he indicated he was a pilot and that he had a gun in his pocket. After landing at Havana, Cuba, the Cubans found a
pocketknife in the hijacker's jacket. No bomb or other weapon was found. He was taken into custody by Cuban authorities.

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1711 km (1070 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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