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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:Wednesday 17 July 1968
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: 56
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:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:NA1064
Narrative:
A Cuban passenger on National Airlines flight 1064 hijacked the flight over Texas. He pulled a (fake) hand grenade and a pistol and demanded to be flown to Cuba. A refueling stop was made in New Orleans, Louisiana before continuing to Cuba.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Jul 18, 1968


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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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