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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 15 noviembre 1979
Hora:ca 12:00
Tipo:Boeing 727
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 72
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 78
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA444
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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