Unlawful Interference McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF , Thursday 12 May 1983
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Date:Thursday 12 May 1983
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Owner/operator:Capitol Airways
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Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 231
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) -   Cuba
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Narrative:
Shortly before the aircraft was scheduled to land at Miami, the passenger approached a flight attendant and stated she had a gun and wanted to go to Cuba.
She held the flight attendant hostage with what appeared to be a flare gun (probably a Very pistol). The captain was advised of the situation and diverted to Havana, Cuba. The aircraft landed in Havana and Cuban authorities took custody of the hijacker and weapon.

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