National Airlines Flight 967

National Airlines Flight 967Monday November 16, 1959
The 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 dynamite 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.

Crash Details

DateMonday November 16, 1959
LocationGulf of Mexico
Passengers36
Crew6
Fatalities42
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7B
OperatorNational Airlines
RegistrationN4891C
Flight OriginTampa
Flight Destination New Orleans
Gulf of Mexico
National Airlines
Douglas DC-7B
1959