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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Saturday 22 December 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-323
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 185
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 197
Airplane damage: None
Location:near Boston, MA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA63
Narrative:
American Airlines flight 63 diverted to Boston when a passenger, Richard Reid, tried to ignite explosives in his shoes. He was subdued by passengers.
Authorities later found over 280 grams (10 oz) of plastic explosives TATP and PETN hidden in the hollowed soles of Reid's black shoes.

Classification:
Sabotage
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» CNN


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Distance from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 7318 km (4574 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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