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Last updated: 8 August 2020
Date:Friday 24 January 1969
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW), United States of America
Destination airport:New York (unknown airport), NY, United States of America
Flightnumber: 424
National Airlines flight 424 departed from Key West, Florida at 15:37 hours. Soon after takeoff a 19-year-old passenger entered the cockpit, threatening the pilots with a knife. He demanded to be taken to Cuba.

» St. Petersburg Times - Jan 25, 1969


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