Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 January 1972
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: YU-AHT
C/n / msn: 47482/592
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near SrbskŠ Kamenice (   Czech Republic) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:KÝbenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE), Serbia
Flightnumber: 364
Narrative:
An in-flight explosion in the forward cargo hold of a homemade bomb at FL100 caused the DC-9 to break up and crash. The surviving crew member fell 15000 feet in the tail section!

CAUSE: Bomb placed on the aircraft by the Croatian extremists organization 'Ustashi'.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» Brabants Nieuwsblad 28-1-1972 (p.7)


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Distance from KÝbenhavn-Kastrup Airport to Beograd Airport as the crow flies is 1307 km (817 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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