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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:Friday 2 July 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N5531
MSN: 1055
First flight: 1959-04-30 (17 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
An explosive device planted near the landing gear detonated, destroying the aircraft on the ground.

Classification:
Sabotage
Damaged on the ground

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


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accident date: 02-07-1976
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: N5531
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accident date: 02-07-1976
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: N5531
photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-N5531
accident date: 02-07-1976
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: N5531
photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-N5531
accident date: 02-07-1976
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: N5531
photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-N5531
accident date: 02-07-1976
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: N5531
photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-N5531
accident date: 02-07-1976
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: N5531
 
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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