Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3023 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 (13 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2985 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, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2943 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 (13 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2720 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.