38th year  -  N° 267                 Sunday, 24 September 2023         Antwerpen		
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Thursday 3rd of August 1961

62 years ago He Didn't Want to be an American Anymore

38-year-old hijacker Leonard Bearden and his 16-year-old son Cody are the first men ever to sky-jack a commercial Continental Airlines Flight 54 Boeing 707 to Cuba in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Bearden's adventure ended in El Paso when a dozen federal agents opened fire with submachine guns, shredding the jet’s landing gear and destroying one of its engines during takeoff after a refuel.