Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 July 1957
Type:Convair CV-240-1
Operator:Western Air Lines
Registration: N8406H
C/n / msn: 27
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:over Daggett, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Narrative:
About 45 minutes after takeoff, at the cruising altitude of 7500 feet, an explosion occurred in the lavatory. A passengers had detonated a charge of dynamite, causing hole in the fuselage, through which he was blown out. A safe landing was carried out 17 minutes after the occurrence at George Air Force Base.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 377 km (236 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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