- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 10, 1933
Time: 21:00
Location: Chesterton, Indiana
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Cleveland - Chicago
AC Type: Boeing 247
Registration: NC13304
cn / ln: 1685
Aboard: 10   (passengers:7  crew:3)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:7  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route to Chicago, the aircraft was destroyed by an explosive device placed in the cargo hold, consisting of nitro-glycerin and attached to a timing device. Eyewitnesses on the ground reported hearing an explosion shortly after 9 p.m., and told of seeing the plane in flames at an altitude of about 1,000 feet. A second explosion followed after the plane crashed.This was the first proven case of sabotage in the history of commercial aviation.
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