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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 9 April 1980
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Dallas, Havana (   Cuba)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, United States of America
Armed with a pistol the hijacker scaled a fence at Ontario Airport, California, and boarded a Boeing 727 aircraft and accosted the crew on board. No passengers had boarded. He demanded to be flown to Cuba but agreed to a fuel stop at Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. He would not identify himself or give any reason for the hijacking. The aircraft was refueled and provided charts at Dallas/Ft. Worth. It then flew to Havana, Cuba where the hijacker surrendered to Cuban authorities.



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