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Last updated: 23 January 2019
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Date:Monday 1 May 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Antonio Airport (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH), United States of America
Destination airport:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW), United States of America
Flightnumber: 337
Narrative:
A male passenger entered the flight deck, pulling a knife and a gun. He threatened the crew and demanded to be flown to Cuba.
The aircraft landed at San Antonio where the hijacker was taken into custody.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - May 1, 1961


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Distance from Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL to Key West International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 74 km (46 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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