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Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:samedi 21 février 1970
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Compagnie:Austrian Airlines
Immatriculation: OE-LCU
Numéro de série: 136
Année de Fabrication: 1964-01-20 (6 years 1 months)
Moteurs: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 33
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 38
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:près de Frankfurt (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Autriche
Détails:
At FL100, 20 minutes after takeoff from Frankfurt, an explosion in the forward freight hold blew a hole of 3'x2' through the bottom of the fuselage. The Caravelle safely returned to Frankfurt.

On the same day, a bomb exploded aboard a Tel Aviv-bound Convair CV-990 of Swissair after takeoff from Zürich. The aircraft crashed, killing all 47 on board.
It was suspected that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) was responsible for both attacks. However, the federal prosecutor's office closed the criminal investigation into the perpetrators of the attack in November 2000 because the attackers could not be identified and arrested.
Both bombings led to a UN treaty adopted in 1971, named Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» British Pathé


Photos

photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VI-R-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: OE-LCU
photo of Caravelle-VIR-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
registration: OE-LCU
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Frankfurt International Airport et Wien-Schwechat International Airport est de 617 km (386 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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