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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:samedi 21 février 1970
Heure:13:33
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-990-30A-6 Coronado
Compagnie:Swissair
Immatriculation: HB-ICD
Numéro de série: 30-10-15
Année de Fabrication: 1962
Moteurs: 4 General Electric CJ805-23
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 38 / à bord: 38
Total:victimes: 47 / à bord: 47
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2 km (1.3 milles) W of Würenlingen (   Suisse)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Suisse
Aéroport de destination:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israël
Numéro de vol:SR330
Détails:
A Convair CV-990 Coronado passenger plane, operated by Swissair, was destroyed when it crashed near Würenlingen, Switzerland, killing all 47 on board.
Swissair Flight SR-330 took off from Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH), Switzerland at 13:14 on a scheduled flight to Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel.
Seven minutes later an explosion occurred in the aft cargo hold. The airplane was flying at an altitude of 4300 m over Sattel-Hochstuckli, 41 km south of the airport.
The flight crew reported a loss of cabin pressure and initiated a return to Zürich Airport. At 13:26 the crew radioed: "This is an emergency - we have fire on board and request immediate landing... our navigation is not OK... we request police investigation." Smoke on the flight deck prevented the crew from seeing the instruments and about 13:33 electrical power was lost. The airplane entered a steep descent and impacted the wooded Unterwald area near Würenlingen, Switzerland, about 24 km west-northwest of the airport.

On the same day, a bomb exploded aboard a Vienna-bound Caravelle after takeoff from Frankfurt. The Caravelle, operated by Austrian Airlines landed safely.
The perpetrators of both bombings were never caught.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 02.03.1970 (23-25)
» 20min.ch - «We are crashing - goodbye everybody», 19-2-2010


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Zürich-Kloten Airport et Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport est de 2789 km (1743 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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