- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 09, 1997
Time: 09:30
Location: Suzano, Brazil
Operator: TAM (Brazil)
Flight #: 283
Route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Congonhas
AC Type: Fokker 100
Registration: PT-WHK
cn / ln: 11440
Aboard: 60   (passengers:55  crew:5)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: An explosion caused explosive decompression and a six-foot hole in the side of the fuselage. One passenger was sucked out and killed. A small bomb containing only 7 ounces of explosives was placed under a passenger seat. It is reported that the police believed the bomb was planted as part of a failed suicide attempt by one of the passengers.
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