Airplane Crash - Near Unionville, Missouri 05/22/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Unionville, Missouri


Date05/22/1962
Time21:21
LocationNear Unionville, Missouri
OperatorContinental Airlines
Flight #11
RouteChicago - Kansas City, MO
TypeBoeing B-707-124
RegistrationN70775
Cn/In17611/49
Aboard45
Fatalities45
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route from Chicago to Kansas City the airliner fell from FL 390 and crashed 6 miles north-northwest of Unionville, Missouri after an explosion aboard caused separation of the tail section. Detonation of a dynamite bomb in the right rear lavatory in the towel bin under the wash basin. This is the first case of sabotage on a commercial jet airliner. The bomb was believed to have been carried aboard by a passenger in a suicide-for-insurance plot.

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