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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Datum:Donnerstag 25 Juli 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-1
Fluggesellschaft:Western Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N8406H
Werknummer: 27
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:über dem Daggett, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), USA
Flug nach:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Unfallbericht:
About 45 minutes after takeoff, at the cruising altitude of 7500 feet, an explosion occurred in the lavatory. A passenger 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.

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» 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).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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