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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 11 March 1970
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 105
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cleveland (unknown airport), OH, United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
United Airlines flight 361 had just taken off from Cleveland, Ohio when the pilot radioed that the flight had been hijacked. A man, traveling with his wife and three children, had pulled a .32 caliber revolver and demanded to be taken to Cuba.
The aircraft refueled at Atlanta, Georgia, before proceeding to Havana.

» St. Petersburg Times - Mar 12, 1970


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