Flugunfall 28 JAN 1978 einer NAMC YS-11 registration unknown - Kinston, New Bern
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Datum:Samstag 28 Januar 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fluggesellschaft:Piedmont Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Kinston, New Bern (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kinston-Stallings Field, NC (ISO/KISO), USA
Flug nach:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), USA
While on ground at Kinston, NC, a passenger pushed against the flight attendants, claiming he had a gun, and forced them into the cockpit, demanding to go to Havana, Cuba. The plane landed in New Bern, NC, to take on fuel and then the flight continued.
The hijacker was overpowered by passengers and crew and appeared not to be armed.
He was sentenced to 35 years for air piracy and 15 years for interference with flight crew.


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Distance from Kinston-Stallings Field, NC to Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC as the crow flies is 120 km (75 miles).

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