Flugunfall 11 DEC 1988 einer Boeing 727-231 registration unknown - Grand Turk Island Airport (GDT)
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Datum:Sonntag 11 Dezember 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-231
Fluggesellschaft:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 121
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 128
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Grand Turk Island Airport (GDT) (   Turks & Caicos)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ),
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Trans World Airlines Flight 469, a Boeing 727 with 121 passengers and a crew of 7, was hijacked between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida. The hijacker demanded to be flown to Cuba. The pilot diverted to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, where the hijacker surrendered after being tricked into believing he was in Cuba. No injuries occurred during the hijacking which was initiated when the hijacker claimed he had a bomb. No bomb was found on board the aircraft.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1672 km (1045 miles).

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