Unlawful Interference Convair CV-240-1 N8406H, Thursday 25 July 1957
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Date:Thursday 25 July 1957
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-240-1
Owner/operator:Western Air Lines
Registration: N8406H
MSN: 27
Year of manufacture:1948
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:over Daggett, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Investigating agency: CAB
Narrative:
About 45 minutes after takeoff, at the cruising altitude of 7500 feet, an explosion occurred in the lavatory. A passenger had detonated a charge of dynamite, causing hole in the fuselage, through which he was blown out. A safe landing was carried out 17 minutes after the occurrence at George Air Force Base.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
Youngstown Vindicator 26 July 1957, p1

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