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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 5 March 1969
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 97
Narrative:
National Airlines flight 97 was 50 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia, when a passenger brandished a .38 pistol. He hijacked the plane and demanded to be taken to Cuba. He also robbed several passengers.
After arriving at Havana, authorities forced him to return the stolen money and led him away.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Mar 6, 1969


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1745 km (1091 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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