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Date:Wednesday 9 April 1980
Type:Boeing 727
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Dallas, Havana -   Cuba
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT)
Destination airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL
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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