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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 2 November 1968
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 46
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), USA
Flug nach:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, USA
The aircraft was hijacked by a 17-year old male. The youth had boarded the flight at Mobile, AL and took out a 16-gauge shot gun which he had taped in pieces inside a suitcase. He went to the flight deck and demanded to be taken to South Vietnam.
The flight crew managed to overpower the hijacker.

» Chicago Tribune 3 Nov 1968


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