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Non hull-loss description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 9 September 1980
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:United Air Lines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA (SMF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), United States of America
Destination airport:Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF), United States of America
While passengers were deplaning, a small cardboard box blew up in the cargo hold which injured two cargo handlers.


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Distance from Portland International Airport, OR to Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA as the crow flies is 766 km (478 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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