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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Datum:Donnerstag 15 November 1979
Zeit:ca 12:00
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 72
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 78
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), USA
Flug nach:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), USA
Flugnummer:AA444
Unfallbericht:
En route from Chicago to Washington an explosive device detonated in the baggage compartment. A safe landing was carried out at Washington-Dulles.
The bomb was probably planted by the Unabomber, a man who has been accused of several attacks on universities and airlines over an 18-year period. He was arrested in April 1996.

Informationsquelle:
» Chicago Tribune, Nov. 16, 1979
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» Independent 22.12.94(15)


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Washington-National Airport, DC as the crow flies is 976 km (610 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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