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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 27 Mai 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 157
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), USA
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
A Cuban immigrant, who came to the U.S. as part of the Mariel boatlift, hijacked an American Airlines Boeing 727 and demanded to be flown to Cuba. The flight was en route from Dallas to Miami
and was carrying 157 passengers and crew. The hijacker stated he was armed with a pistol and explosives. In actuality he had a starter pistol, two knives and a pair of scissors. After the aircraft landed in Miami to refuel, the hijacker surrendered.

» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1790 km (1119 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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