Airplane Crash - Chesterton, Indiana 10/10/1933

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chesterton, Indiana


Date10/10/1933
Time21:00
LocationChesterton, Indiana
OperatorUnited Air Lines
RouteCleveland - Chicago
TypeBoeing 247-D
RegistrationNC13304
Cn/In1685
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route to Chicago, the aircraft was destroyed by an explosive device placed in the cargo hold, consisting of nitro-glycerin and attached to a timing device. This was the first proven case of sabotage in the history of commercial aviation.

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