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Cuban plane flown to U.S.; six arrested in hijacking

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. The scheduled flight, a normally brief Cuban Aerotaxi route from Cuba’s Isle of Youth to Havana, had been diverted north toward Florida when it was spotted at 7:42 p.m. by air-traffic controllers in Miami, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Six men in their 20s from the Isle of Youth produced four kitchen knives and said they wanted to go to Key West. Fighter jets from Homestead Air Reserve Base escorted the plane to a runway at Key West International Airport at 8:06 p.m. It was met on the runway by officials from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement. Full Story

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