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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 21 febrero 1970
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Operador:Austrian Airlines
Registración: OE-LCU
Numéro de série: 136
Año de Construcción: 1964-01-20 (6 years 1 months)
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 33
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 38
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Frankfurt (   Alemania)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Alemania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Austria
Descripción:
At FL100, 20 minutes after takeoff from Frankfurt, an explosion in the forward freight hold blew a hole of 3'x2' through the bottom of the fuselage. The Caravelle safely returned to Frankfurt.

On the same day, a bomb exploded aboard a Tel Aviv-bound Convair CV-990 of Swissair after takeoff from Zürich. The aircraft crashed, killing all 47 on board.
It was suspected that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) was responsible for both attacks. However, the federal prosecutor's office closed the criminal investigation into the perpetrators of the attack in November 2000 because the attackers could not be identified and arrested.
Both bombings led to a UN treaty adopted in 1971, named Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation.

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


Fotos

photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VIR-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
registration: OE-LCU
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Wien-Schwechat International Airport as the crow flies is 617 km (386 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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