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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Wednesday 11 December 1968
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:TW496
Narrative:
TWA's inaugural non-stop flight from Nashville to Miami was hijacked. Twenty minutes after takeoff a pulled gun and entered the cockpit, demanding to be taken to Cuba. The aircraft landed at Havana, Cuba, where the hijacker and a female passenger both left the aircraft.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Dec 12, 1968


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Distance from Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1291 km (807 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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