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Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 17 November 1965
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Fluggesellschaft:National Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 84
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 91
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA (MSY/KMSY), USA
Flug nach:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), USA
Flugnummer:NA30
Unfallbericht:
A 16-year old passenger attempted to hijack the DC-8 using a gun. The boy demanded to be taken to Cuba. He fired six shots trough the floor of the plane and was quickly overpowered by a passenger.



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Distance from New Orleans-Moisant Field, LA to Melbourne International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 951 km (595 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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