Unlawful Interference McDonnell Douglas DC-8 , Wednesday 21 February 1968
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Date:Wednesday 21 February 1968
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
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:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA)
Destination airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA)
Delta Air Lines flight DL843 was hijacked by a passenger holding a pistol. He demanded to be flown to Cuba.
The DC-8 was hijacked at 15:37, seven minutes after takeoff from Tampa (TPA). The flight crew continued to Cuba where the plane landed at 16:29. After three hours the plane was allowed to fly back to the U.S.


Rome News-Tribune - Feb 22, 1968


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