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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:zaterdag 2 november 1968
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 46
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 50
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Verenigde Staten
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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