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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 25 julio 1957
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-1
Operador:Western Air Lines
Registración: N8406H
Numéro de série: 27
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:sobre Daggett, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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