bobcat
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Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:20 am

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.

Does anyone know what 747 that was?
 
diatraveler
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:25 am

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.
 
dinker225
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:27 am

I thought the plane was headed to Australia??
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:27 am

N4713U on 24 February 1989. It was flying HNL-AKL, not NRT. And there was no bomb.
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meechy36
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:30 am

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.

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bobcat
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:31 am

I found out about the explosion I heard on TV. It's this one.

http://www.airsafe.com/events/us_bomb.htm

"11 August 82, Pan Am 747, near Hawaii: The aircraft was en route from Japan to the U.S. when a bomb exploded under a seat, killing one passenger."



However, there was no additional info...
 
bobcat
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:35 am

Just found some more info on airliners.net
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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.

Still looking for more info....

 
DouglasDC8
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RE: Any Info On A Bomb Explosion On A NRT-HNL 747?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:16 pm

DIATraveler,
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.