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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 25 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-116
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CAG
C/n / msn: 19811/520
First flight: 1968-01-12 (4 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Montego Bay (   Jamaica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
One hour and 18 minutes after takeoff from Panama City a homemade pipe bomb exploded in the ice water fountain service compartment. A rapid decompression followed. A successful emergency landing was carried out at Montego Bay, Jamaica at 13:10.

Classification:
Sabotage
Forced landing on runway

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


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Distance from Panama City-Tocumen International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1852 km (1158 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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