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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 17 November 1965
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91
Airplane damage: None
Location:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), United States of America
Destination airport:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), United States of America
Flightnumber: 30
Narrative:
A 16-year old passenger attempted to hijack the DC-8 using a gun. The boy demanded to be taken to Cuba. He fired six shots trough the floor of the plane and was quickly overpowered by a passenger.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA to Melbourne International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 951 km (595 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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