Airplane Crash - Gulf Of Mexico 11/16/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Gulf of Mexico


Date11/16/1959
Time00:55
LocationGulf of Mexico
OperatorNational Airlines
Flight #967
RouteTampa - New Orleans
TypeDouglas DC-7B
RegistrationN4891C
Cn/In45355
Aboard42
Fatalities42
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico at 29 degrees 13 minutes N, 88 degrees 40 minutes W or about 108 miles east-southeast of New Orleans, while on a flight from Tampa to New Orleans. Sabotage (explosion of a bomb aboard) was strongly suspected but could never be proven due to lack of physical evidence. There is a possibility that there is a connection between this crash and the National Airlines crash of January 6, 1960. No one was charged in either case.

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