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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Datum:woensdag 8 maart 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registratie: N761TW
Constructienummer: 17673/69
Bouwjaar: 1959
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-12
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:-
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Beschrijving:
A bomb exploded in the right rear part of the cockpit while the aircraft was parked. Earlier someone had demanded USD 2.000.000 from TWA, threatening to blow up TWA aircraft.

Bronnen:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» NRC Handelsblad 09.03.1972


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