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Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Date:Sunday 12 November 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-23
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:over Alamosa, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
Narrative:
En route over Alamosa a small explosion occurred in the rear baggage compartment, destroying three bags. A safe landing was carried out, 1 hour and 45 minutes later. The FBI arrested the man who was responsible for planting the homemade and crude explosive device on the plane.

Sources:
» Chicago Tribune Nov. 13, 1967
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to San Diego International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2749 km (1718 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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