A federal appeals court on Monday unanimously upheld the convictions of six Cubans accused of hijacking a Cuban passenger jet and diverting it to Key West, Florida.
But the court overturned the sentences of two of the hijackers and remanded the case for resentencing.In March 2003, six Cubans took control of a plane flying from Nueva Gerona to Havana. They forced the pilots to head toward Miami, but were intercepted by U.S. fighter jets before they arrived. The jet landed in Key West and the passengers were released without incident.
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