Non hull-loss description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 3 February 1975
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:100 km (62.5 mls) W of Rangoon (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Narrative:
A passenger poured petrol from a Whiskey bottle into a restroom and then broke the filler needle off a butane refill cartridge causing fumes to spray. He repeated this procedure in another restroom and struck a match, causing a fire and explosion. The fire was extinguished by the crew.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 2905 km (1815 miles).

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