Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
I was watching TVB(Hong Kong) and they were discussing the recent CI 747-200 crash. One of the guest said something about a 747(United or Pan Am) accident over the Pacific from Tokyo to Honolulu back in the early 80s. Someone had planted a bomb in the passenger cabin and it was detonated inflight. There were some deaths and injuries, but the 747 made it to Honolulu.
DIATraveler From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
There was no bomb on that incident. A United 747-200 took off from HNL to NRT with an improperly closed cargo door. On climbout, door ripped off and tore a section of the upper fuseloge away. Mainly first and business class was impacted with I belive less than ten deaths. Pilot made a remarkable landing back in HNL.
Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
The incident you are refering to happened to Pan Am, it was a flight from NRT-HNL, apparently a small bomb went off under a seat and a young japanese man was killed. I read this in a book called "Fasten Your Seatbelts, heroism in the Pan Am cabin" or something close to that.
Description: Pan Am Boeing 747-121, N754PA "Clipper Ocean Rover" (cn 19658/47). On 11-Aug-1982 it was PA830 (Tokyo-Honolulu) when a bomb planted under a seat exploded, killing a 16 year old boy. The explosive made a small hole in the fuselage: the plane was repaired and put back into service.
DouglasDC8 From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
You're thinking of the UA flt from HNL-AKL. Actually the cargo door was properly closed. After pulling the cargo door up from the ocean's floor, investigators determined that due to a design defect the door opened on it's own.