ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 747 registration unknown Rangoon
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Date:Monday 3 February 1975
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:100 km (62.5 mls) W of Rangoon (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
A passenger poured petrol from a Whiskey bottle into a restroom and then broke the filler needle off a butane refill cartridge causing fumes to spray. He repeated this procedure in another restroom and struck a match, causing a fire and explosion. The fire was extinguished by the crew.

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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport as the crow flies is 2905 km (1815 miles).

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