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Ishmael Muslim Ali is the American convicted of murdering eight people on a Rockefeller-owned golf course in the US Virgin Islands. After years of trying to get his conviction overturned, he took matters into his own hands and hijacked an American Airlines plane full of passengers to Cuba on New Years Eve 1984, and got away with it. Until now.


Cockpits and pilots were equipped with charts of the Caribbean Sea, phrase cards with Spanish phrases so they could communicate with Spanish-speaking hijackers. Diversions to Cuba were a routine risk of air travel.

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