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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Thursday 14 August 1969
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Northeast Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Northeast flight 43 from Boston (BOS) to Miami (MIA) was hijacked at 14:01 when it was over the Atlantic Ocean, some 40 miles east of Jacksonville, FL. Two passengers stormed forward, wielding a gun and a knife. They demanded to be flown to Cuba. Both men left the plane in Havana.


» Eugene Register-Guard - Aug 15, 1969


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Distance from Boston-Logan International Airport, MA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2014 km (1259 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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