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Last updated: 4 August 2021
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Date:Tuesday 2 February 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Air Florida
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77
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:QH710
Narrative:
The hijacker went into the rear galley area, displayed a plastic bottle containing liquid and a cigarette lighter. He demanded to be
flown to Havana, Cuba. A flight attendant notified the pilot and the aircraft was flown to Havana, where the hijacker surrendered to
Cuban authorities. Reportedly sentenced in Cuba to 12 years.

Classification:
Hijack


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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