UI Boeing 707-324C N17325,
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Date:Tuesday 19 November 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-324C
Owner/operator:Continental Air Lines
Registration: N17325
MSN: 19177/513
Year of manufacture:1966
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:over Gunnison, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN)
While descending through FL240 towards Denver, an explosion occurred in the lavatory, followed by a fire. A safe emergency landing was carried out.
The passenger, seen leaving the lavatory just before the explosion, was arrested by the FBI.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: DEN69I0025
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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