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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 3 August 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-124
Operator:Continental Air Lines
Registration: N70775
C/n / msn: 17611/49
First flight: 1959-07-02 (2 years 1 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Flightnumber: 54
Narrative:
Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.
The airplane crashed on May 22, 1962 near Unionville, MO following the detonation of a bomb.



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