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Cuban (hijacked?) airliner lands in Florida with armed escort

Old Mar 19, 03, 8:14 pm
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Cuban (hijacked?) airliner lands in Florida with armed escort

On our evening news a "breaking report" of a (hijacked?) Cuban airliner just landed in Florida under fighter jet escort.

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Old Mar 19, 03, 8:38 pm
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It was a DC-3 with 35 people on board...
Article here (no reg)

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Old Mar 20, 03, 12:09 am
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WooHoo! Free aircraft!!

I think UA needs it more than anyone.

Otherwise, I'll gladly accept a nice, vintage DC-3.
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Old Mar 20, 03, 12:57 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Spiff:
WooHoo! Free aircraft!!

I think UA needs it more than anyone.

Otherwise, I'll gladly accept a nice, vintage DC-3.
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Hey, its got no in-flight phones and will never have an internet connection, why not put it on the new LAX-SFO Sh*ttle by United??

BTW, was it an actual U.S. built DC-3 or could it have been a Soviet-built-under-license Lisunov Li-2?

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http://www.aircareintl.org/history/russiandc3.htm
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Old Mar 20, 03, 12:59 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by onedog:
On our evening news a "breaking report" of a (hijacked?) Cuban airliner just landed in Florida under fighter jet escort.

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I'd really like to see a modern fighter jet "tail" a DC-3!
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Old Mar 20, 03, 1:12 pm
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Cuban plane flown to U.S.; six arrested in hijacking

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">BY JENNIFER BABSON, LUISA YANEZ AND WILLIAM YARDLEY
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SAFE LANDING: Passengers sit on the tarmac at Key West International Airport, after deplaning from the suspected hijacked Aerotaxi plane. CHARLES TRAINOR JR./HERALD STAFF


KEY WEST - Authorities here arrested six Cuban men Wednesday night after they allegedly hijacked a Cuban domestic flight at knife point. The plane, carrying 37 people including the alleged hijackers, landed safely in Key West under the escort of U.S. fighter jets....</font>

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Old Mar 20, 03, 6:07 pm
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