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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 13 October 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2K2C
Operator:Air Malta
Registration: PH-TVC
C/n / msn: 20836/354
First flight: 1974-05-09 (7 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypt)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
While offloading luggage a porter and three security guards were injured when two parcels exploded about 15 minutes apart. A third bomb which didn't detonate, was located later.

Classification:
Sabotage

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


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Distance from Malta-Luqa Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1688 km (1055 miles).

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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