Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 11 December 1967
Type:Boeing 727-23
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:over Alamosa, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
Narrative:
One hour and 42 minutes after take-off from Chicago, a small explosion of a home made bomb occurred in the rear baggage compartment. The Boeing was able to make a safe landing.

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


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to San Diego International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2749 km (1718 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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