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Last updated: 9 December 2018
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Date:Thursday 9 October 1969
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: 63
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 42
Narrative:
A Cuban refugee hijacked a National Airlines DC-8 with 70 persons aboard to Cuba.

Sources:
» Desert Sun, 10 October 1969


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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 3738 km (2336 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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