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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 28 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 64
Narrative:
National Airlines flight 64 was hijacked by two men as the aircraft was over the Gulf of Mexico, en route to Miami.
Reportedly the two were fugitives from life prison sentences in California. They used a revolver and four sticks of dynamite.
The pilot set course to Havana, where the aircraft landed at 10:03 hours.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jan 29, 1969


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Distance from New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1078 km (674 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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