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Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 September 1980
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA (SMF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), United States of America
Destination airport:Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA (SMF/KSMF), United States of America
Narrative:
While passengers were deplaning, a small cardboard box blew up in the cargo hold which injured two cargo handlers.

Classification:
Sabotage
Damaged on the ground

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


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Distance from Portland International Airport, OR to Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, CA as the crow flies is 766 km (478 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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