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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 15 juni 1972
Tijd:05:59 UTC
Type:Convair CV-880-22M-21
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cathay Pacific Airways
Registratie: VR-HFZ
Constructienummer: 22-7-1-53
Bouwjaar: 1961
Aantal vlieguren:29434
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 71 / inzittenden: 71
Totaal:slachtoffers: 81 / inzittenden: 81
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:55 km (34.4 mijl) SE of Pleiku (   Vietnam)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Vluchtnummer: 700Z
Beschrijving:
Cathay Pacific Flight CX 700Z took off from Bangkok (BKK) at 04:55 UTC bound for Hong Kong (HKG). The flight proceeded normally along airway Green 67 at a cruise altitude of FL290, maintaining routine radio contact first with Bangkok ACC and from 05:42 with Saigon ACC. At 05:59 a high explosive device detonated within the passenger cabin centre section area. Some passengers' seats were ejected through a hole in the fuselage. Portions of the fuselage and possibly some seats struck the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, causing severe damage. Simultaneously the floor of the cabin, centre fuselage section, and starboard wing root were disrupted. The CV-880 lost control, entered a high-speed descent and broke up. The aircraft crashed in a jungle area, lightly wooded with small trees.
It appeared that the explosive device was hidden in a suitcase under a passenger seat on the right side near the wing. A police officer whose fiancée and daughter were aboard was charged with the crime.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft broke up in the air and caught fire following the detonation of a high explosive device within the passenger cabin."

Bronnen:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 118-AN/88 (122-130)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport en Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport bedraagt 1703 km (1064 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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