William Potts, an American accused of hijacking a Florida-bound flight and diverting it to Cuba in 1984, arrives at FBI headquarters after arriving Wednesday. Potts will make an initial court appearance today. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Two-Way Man In 1984 Airline Hijacking Will Appear In U.S. Court November 7, 2013 An American man who hijacked a plane to Cuba nearly 30 years ago will be in a U.S. court Thursday. William Potts returned from Cuba this week, saying he wanted closure. He was arrested immediately.