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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 26 September 2016
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 26 enero 1972
Hora:16:01 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operador:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registración: YU-AHT
Numéro de série: 47482/592
Año de Construcción: 1971
Horas Totales de la Célula:2091
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 23
Total:Fatalidades: 27 / Ocupantes: 28
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Ceské Kamenice (   República Checa)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Dinamarca
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Zagreb-Pleso Airport (ZAG/LDZA), Croacia
Número de Vuelo:JU367
Descripción:
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, operating Jugoslovenski Aerotransport flight JU367, crashed following an in-flight explosion and break-up. All 23 passengers and four of the five crew members were killed. One air hostess survived a 15,000 ft fall in the tail section.
The airplane departed Stockholm, Sweden on a flight to Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) with en route stops at Copenhagen, Denmark and Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia). After an uneventful first leg, the flight took off from Copenhagen at 15:15 UTC with a planned arrival time at Zagreb of 17:00 UTC. En route altitude was 10.050 meters (FL330).
Shortly after entering Czech airspace, an in-flight explosion in the forward cargo hold of a homemade bomb caused the DC-9 to break up and crash.
The bomb had likely been placed on the aircraft by the Croatian extremists organization 'Ustashi'.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The results of the inquiry proved explicitly, that the cause of the accident was total destruction of the aircraft by explosion of the explosive placed in carried luggage."

Fuentes:
» 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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from København-Kastrup Airport to Zagreb-Pleso Airport as the crow flies is 1115 km (697 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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