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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:Sunday 10 August 1980
Type:Boeing 737
Operator:Air Florida
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW), United States of America
Flightnumber:QH4
Narrative:
A male passenger hijacked the flight and demanded to be taken to Cuba. The hijacker surrendered after the aircraft landed at Havana Airport, Cuba.
The bomb he claimed to carry turned out to be a bar of soap
Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Aug 11, 1980


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Key West International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 201 km (125 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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