- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 22, 1962
Time: 21:21
Location: Near Unionville, Missouri
Operator: Continental Airlines
Flight #: 11
Route: Chicago - Kansas City, MO
AC Type: Boeing B-707-124
Registration: N70775
cn / ln: 17611/49
Aboard: 45   (passengers:37  crew:8)
Fatalities: 45   (passengers:37  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route from Chicago to Kansas City the airliner fell from FL 390 and crashed 6 miles north-northwest of Unionville, Missouri after an explosion aboard caused separation of the tail section. Detonation of a dynamite bomb in the right rear lavatory in the towel bin under the wash basin. This is the first case of sabotage on a commercial jet airliner. The bomb was believed to have been carried aboard by a passenger in a suicide-for-insurance plot. It was alleged Thomas Doty, recently arrested for armed robery, and insured for $300,00 put together the dynamite bomb and placed it in the lavatory.
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