Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 21 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
Operator:Austrian Airlines
Registration: OE-LCU
C/n / msn: 136
First flight:
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Frankfurt (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Austria
Narrative:
At FL100, 20 minutes after take-off from Frankfurt, an explosion in the forward freight hold blew a hole of 3'x2' through the bottom of the fuselage. The Caravelle safely returned to Frankfurt.

Events:


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


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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Wien-Schwechat International Airport as the crow flies is 617 km (386 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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