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Last updated: 21 October 2018
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Date:Friday 31 January 1969
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 44
Narrative:
A passenger on National Airlines flight 44 to Tampa an Miami pulled a gun and hijacked the aircraft at 05:28, when it was 200 miles east of Houston, Texas. The hijacker demanded to be taken to Cuba.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Feb 1, 1969


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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Tampa International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 3818 km (2386 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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