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Datum:maandag 1 maart 1982
Type:Boeing 727
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 97
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
About 30 minutes prior to arrival at Miami, FL, a passenger told a flight attendant he wanted to go to Cuba, that his mother had died in Cuba recently, and that he had a bomb. He held a small bottle containing liquid and a cigarette lighter. He threatened to start a fire if his demand was not met. The pilot announced that they would fly to Cuba but actually landed in Miami.
When the hijacker learned that they had not landed in Cuba, he became very agitated. When the pilot distracted the hijacker, a passenger attacked him, and with the assistance of the pilot and other passengers, overpowered him.
The police then boarded and took the hijacker into custody. Charges were dismissed due to mental incompetence.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1917 km (1198 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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