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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Fecha:sábado 28 enero 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Operador:Piedmont Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Kinston, New Bern (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kinston-Stallings Field, NC (ISO/KISO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:PT964
While on ground at Kinston, NC, a passenger pushed against the flight attendants, claiming he had a gun, and forced them into the cockpit, demanding to go to Havana, Cuba. The plane landed in New Bern, NC, to take on fuel and then the flight continued.
The hijacker was overpowered by passengers and crew and appeared not to be armed.
He was sentenced to 35 years for air piracy and 15 years for interference with flight crew.


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Distance from Kinston-Stallings Field, NC to Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC as the crow flies is 120 km (75 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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