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Last updated: 7 October 2015
Date:Tuesday 19 July 1994
Time:ca 16:30
Type:Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:Alas Chiricanas
Registration: HP-1202AC
C/n / msn: 110375
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Colon-Enrique A. Jimenez Airport (ONX) (   Panama)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Colon-Enrique A. Jimenez Airport (ONX/MPEJ), Panama
Destination airport:Panama City (unknown airport), Panama
Flightnumber: 901
The aircraft is said to have crashed on a wooded hillside following an in-flight explosion. Twelve Jewish businessmen were among the passengers.
The FBI suspected that one of the passengers, a man named Jamal Lya, was responsible for carrying the bomb aboard the aircraft.

» Air Safety Week 25.07.1994 (p. 4)
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