Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 22 mai 1962
Heure:21:17
Type/Sous-type:Boeing 707-124
Compagnie:Continental Air Lines
Immatriculation: N70775
Numéro de série: 17611/49
Année de Fabrication: 1959
Heures de vol:11946
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 37 / à bord: 37
Total:victimes: 45 / à bord: 45
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:10 km (6.3 milles) NNW of Unionville, MO (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 11
Détails:
Continental Flight 11 took off from Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) at 20:35 for a one hour flight to Kansas City (MKC). The airplane climbed to FL390 and was vectored around a storm area. Just before the Waverly controller wanted to hand off Flight 11 Kansas City Center, in the vicinity of Centerville, IA, an explosive decompression occurred. The flight crew initiate the required emergency descent procedures and donned their smoke masks due to the dense fog which formed in the cabin immediately after the decompression. At separation of the tail, the remaining aircraft structure pitched nose down violently, causing the engines to tear off, after which it fell in uncontrolled gyrations. The fuselage of the Boeing 707, minus the aft 38 feet, and with part of the left and most of the right wing intact, struck the ground, headed westerly down a 10-degree slope of an alfalfa field.
Investigation by the FBI revealed that Thomas G. Doty had purchased a life insurance policy for $150,000, the maximum available; his death would also bring in another $150,000 in additional insurance (some purchased at the airport) and death benefits. Doty had recently been arrested for armed robbery and was to soon face a preliminary hearing in the matter. Investigators determined that Doty had purchased dynamite shortly before the crash, and were able to deduce that a bomb had been placed in the used towel bin of the right rear lavatory.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the disintegrating force of a dynamite explosion which occurred in the right rear lavatory resulting in destruction of the aircraft."

Sources:
» Continental Airlines Flight 11. (2007, April 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:37, May 11, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Continental_Airlines_Flight_11&oldid=121741892
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (23-36)


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La distance entre Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL et Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO est de 643 km (402 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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