Sabotage / Hijacking
03/28/1933 Dixmude, Belgium Imperial AW Fire started by a passenger in an attempt to commit suicide.
1939 - 1945 - - Numerous passenger planes shot down during WWII.
07/16/1948 Pacific Ocean Cathay Pacific AW Crashed after being hijacked and losing control during a struggle in the cockpit.
       
05/07/1949 Sibuyan Sea, Philippines Philippine AL Bomb placed aboard to kill the husband of a woman involved with another man.
09/09/1949 Sault-aux-Cochons, Canada Canadian Pacific AL Dynamite bomb placed aboard by husband to collect insurance on wife.
04/13/1950 British European Airways British European Airways A bomb blew a 8 ft. by 4 ft. hole in the fuselage seriously injuring a stewardess. A French passenger tried to commit suicide.
08/12/1952 Palmeria de Goias, Brazil Trans Aero Nac. A bomb exploded aboard killing everyone aboard.
1952 - 1954 - - Numerous passenger planes shot down during the Korean War.
04/11/1955 Great Natuna Island, Sarawak Air India An aircraft worker placed an incendiary device in the starboard wheel well.
07/27/1955 Near Petrich, Bulgaria El Al Shot down by a Bulgarian fighter jet.
11/01/1955 Longmont, Colorado United AL Jack Graham placed a bomb aboard to collect insurance on the death of his mother.
07/25/1957 Daggett, California Western AL Jeweler Saul Binstock detonated a bomb in lavatory in suicide for insurance plot.
11/01/1958 Nipe Bay, Cuba Cubana Crashed after being hijacked and running out of fuel.
04/17/1959 Puerto Kino,Mexico Tigres Voladores A bomb is believed to have exploded onboard.
06/01/1959 Aerolineas Nacionales Nicaragua Shot down by a Nicaraguan Air Force fighter.
09/08/1959 Poza Rica, Mexico Mexicana A passenger, who was believed to have been carrying a bomb, fell from the airplane.
11/16/1959 Gulf of Mexico National AL Explosion of a bomb aboard was strongly suspected.
01/06/1960 Bolivia, North Carolina National AL A passenger detonated a dynamite bomb under his seat in suicide for insurance plot.
04/28/1960 Calabozo, Venezuela Linea Aeropostal Venezolana Detonation of a hand-grenade brought aboard by a Russian immigrant.
05/10/1961 In Amenas, Libya Air France Detonation of a nitrocellulose bomb.
05/22/1962 Unionville, Missouri Continental AL Detonation of a dynamite bomb in the right rear lavatory in a towel bin.
05/07/1964 San Ramon, California Pacific AL Francisco Gonzales, a passenger, shot both the pilot and first officer.
12/08/1964 Tripuani, Bolivia Aerolineas Abaroa Detonation of a bomb in the tail section. A suicide for insurance plot was suspected.
07/08/1965 Dog Creek, British Columbia Canadian Pacific AL A bomb exploded in the cabin. Acid and gunpowder may have been poured in toilet.
1965 - 1970 - - Numerous passenger planes shot down during the Vietnam war.
11/22/1966 Aden, Yemen Aden AW Detonation of an explosive device placed in hand luggage in the cabin.
02/09/1967 Mexico City, Mexico Cubana Crashed due to bomb explosion.
10/12/1967 Rhodes, Greece British European AW Destroyed by a detonation of a bomb within the cabin.
12/22/1969 Nha Trang, Vietnam Air Vietnam An explosive device was detonated in the cabin just as the aircraft was about to land.
02/21/1970 Zurich, Switzerland Swissair A bomb with an altimeter trigger was believed to have been placed in a mail package.
04/21/1970 Manila, Philippines Philippine AL Crashed into mountainous terrain after an explosion in the rear lavatory.
06/02/1970 Roxas, Philippines Philippine AL A hand grenade exploded inside the passenger cabin at FL130. The plane landed safely.
01/23/1971 Korean Air Lines Sokcho, South Korea A hijacker detonated grenades he was carrying.
10/10/1971 Moscow, Russia Aeroflot A TNT explosive device had been placed between the cabin wall and a passenger seat in the rear of the cabin.
11/21/1971 Penhu Island, Taiwan China AL Detonation of an explosive device.
12/06/1971 Tikaka, Sudan Sudan AW Hijacked and ran out of fuel.
01/26/1972 Hermsdorf, Czechoslovakia JAT Detonation of a bomb in the forward cargo hold.
06/15/1972 Pleiku, Vietnam Cathay Pacific AW Detonation of an explosive device in the passenger cabin in a suitcase under a seat.
10/02/1972 Kampot, Cambodia Cambodia Air Shot down by a mortar shell while approaching to land at Kampot.
02/21/1973 Near Isma'iliya, Egypt Libya Arab Airlines Shot down by Israeli Phantom fighters.
03/19/1973 Ben Me Thout, South Vietnam Air Vietnam Crashed after an explosion in the cargo hold.
05/18/1973 Chita, Siberia, USSR Aeroflot Detonation of a bomb in the cabin being carried by a hijacker.
12/17/1973 Rome, Italy Pan American AW Two phosphorus bombs were thrown into the aircraft prior to its departure.
09/15/1974 Phan Rang, Vietnam Air Vietnam Detonation of two hand grenades in the passenger compartment by a hijacker.
06/03/1975 Manila, Philippines Philippine Air Lines A bomb exploded in the right rear lavatory causing a hole in the fuselage. The plane landed safely.
01/01/1976 Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia Middle East AL Detonation of an explosive device in the forward cargo compartment.
05/23/1976 Zamboanga, Philipines Philippine Air Lines A hijacker set off grenades in the cabin.
06/27/1976 Entebbe, Uganda Air France Seven passengers were killed during a commando raid by Israeli forces.
08/28/1976 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Air France A hijacker set off two grenades in the cabin and was killed
10/06/1976 Bridgetown, Barbados Cubana Detonation of an explosive device in the aft of the cabin.
12/04/1977 Kampung Ladang, Malaysia Malaysia AL Hijacked with both pilots shot.
09/03/1978 Kariba, Rhodesia Air Rhodesia Shot down with surface-to-air missile.
02/12/1979 Kariba, Rhodesia Air Rhodesia Shot down with surface-to-air missle
02/19/1979 Barentu, Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines Crashed after a bomb exploded aboard.
11/15/1979 Chicago, Illinois American Airlines An explosive device detonated in the baggage compartment.
06/27/1980 Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy Itavia An explosive device aboard the aircraft causing the plane crash.
12/21/1980 Rio Hacha, Colombia Trans. Aereos del Caribe Explosion possibly caused by a bomb placed in the rear section of the aircraft.
05/16/1981 Menongue, Angola TAAG Angola Airlines Shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
08/11/1982 Pacific Ocean Pan American A sixteen-year-old boy was killed when a bomb detonated under a seat cushion.
11/08/1983 Lubango, Huila, Angola TAAG Angola Airlines Shot down by rebels with a surface to air missile.
09/23/1983 Mina Jebel Ali, UAE Gulf Air Detonation of an explosive device in the baggage compartment.
1985 - 1987 - - Numerous passenger planes shot down during the Afghanistan war.
02/02/2016 Mogadishu, Somalia   A bomb containing TNT was detonated in the cabin. A large hole was observed in the side of the fuselage.
06/14/1985 Athens, Greece Trans World AL U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem was murdered aboard by hijackers.
06/23/1985 Atlantic Ocean, Ireland Air India Detonation of an explosive device in the forward cargo hold.
11/24/1985 Luqa, Malta Egyptair Several hand grenades were thrown into the cabin causing a fire.
04/02/1986 Athens, Greece Trans World AL Detonation of a explosive device in the cabin causing 4 passengers to be sucked out.
05/03/1986 Colombo, Sri Lanka Air Lanka Detonation of an explosive device in the rear section of the cabin while on the ground.
08/16/1986 Malakal, Sudan Sudan Airways Shot down by SPLA rebels with surface-to-air missiles
09/05/1986 Karachi, Pakistan Pan American AW Hijackers opened fire on the passengers and crew and threw grenades among them.
12/25/1986 Ay, Saudi Arabia Iraqi AW Two hand grenades exploded in the cockpit causing the plane to lose control & crash.
05/05/1987 Malakal, Sudan Sasco Air Lines Shot down by rebels shortly after taking off.
07/24/1987 Geneva, Switzerland Air Afrique A hijacker killed one passenger before the plane was stormed by troops.
11/29/1987 Andaman Sea Korean AL Detonation of an explosive device in the passenger cabin.
12/07/1987 San Luis Obispo, California Pacific Southwest AL David Burk, a fired employee, shot the pilot and first officer.
03/01/1988 Johannesberg, South Africa Comair Detonation of a nitro-glycerine bomb in the cabin. Suicide for insurance.
07/03/1988 Persian Gulf Iran Air Shot down by the U.S. Navy vessel U.S.S. Vincennes with surface-to-air missiles.
08/17/1988 Bahawalpur, Pakistan Pakistan Air Force Detonation of a low level explosive device or incapacitating gas.
12/21/1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan American AW Detonation of an explosive device in the forward cargo area planted by terrorists.
06/28/1989 Borana, Somalia Somali Airlines Shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
09/19/1989 Bilma, Niger Union des Trans. Aer. Detonation of a bomb in a container location 13-R in the forward cargo hold.
11/27/1989 Bogota, Colombia Avianca Detonation of a bomb at seat 15F causing ignition of fuel vapors in an empty fuel tank.
10/02/1990 Guangzhou, China Xiamen/China SW AL After a struggle in the cockpit with a hijacker the pilot hit three parked planes.
08/28/1993 Khorag, Tajikistan Tadzhikistan Nat. AL The crew was coerced into taking off with an overloaded plane by armed hijackers.
09/21/1993 Sukhumi, Georgia Transair Georgia Airlines Shot down with a missile by Abkhazi separatist rebels.
04/06/1994 Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda Government Shot down by missile.
07/09/1994 Colon, Panama Alas Chiricanas A bomb exploded aboard.
07/19/1994 Colon, Panama Alas Chiricanas Crashed after a bomb exploded aboard.
12/10/1994 Pacific Ocean Philippine Air Lines An explosive device detonated at FL 300 under a seat in the passenger cabin blowing a two square foot hole in the cabin floor.
12/26/1994 Algiers, Algeria Air France Three passengers and four hijackers were killed when the plane was stormed.
11/23/1996 Moroni, Comoros Islands Ethiopian AL The plane was hijacked and ran out of fuel crashing in the ocean.
07/09/1997 Suzano, Brazil TAM A small bomb containing only 7 oz. of explosives was placed under a passenger seat.
04/05/1988 Combi, Cyprus Kuwait AW Two hostages killed on the ground by hijackers.
09/02/1998 Angola Permaviatrans Shot down by UNITA rebels.
09/29/1998 Mannar, Sri Lanka Lionair Shot down by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) rebels.
12/14/1998 Cuito, Angola Khors Aircompany Shot down by UNITA rebels.
07/23/1999 Tokyo, Japan All Nippon AW The pilot was stabbed and killed by a mentally ill passenger but the copilot landed the plane safely.
07/01/1999 Luzamba, Angola Savanair The cargo plane was shot down by UNITA rebels.
12/24/1999 Amritsar, India Indian Airlines One crew member was killed after the plane was hijacked.
05/25/2000 Manila, Philippines Philippine Air Lines A hijacker was killed after jumping out of plane with a homemade parachute.
03/15/2001 Medina, Saudi Arabia Vnukovo Airlines Three people were killed after the hijacked plane was stormed.
09/11/2001 Shanksville, Pennsylvania United AL Hijacked and flown into the ground in Pennsylvania.
09/11/2001 New York, New York American AL Hijacked and flown into the twin towers in New York.
09/11/2001 New York, New York United AL Hijacked and flown into the twin towers in New York.
09/11/2001 Arlington, Virginia American AL Hijacked and flown into the Pentagon.
10/04/2001 Sochi, Russia Sibir Airlines Shot down accidentally by a Ukrainian surface-to-air missile.
12/14/2001 Geti, DRC Eagle Air Shot down by Allied Democratic Forces rebels.
05/07/2002 Off Dalian, China China Northern Airlines Out of control fire after a passenger deliberately started a fire with gasoline.
08/24/2004 Toula, Russia Volga-Avia Express Detonation of an explosive device aboard.
08/24/2004 Toula, Russia Volga-Avia Express Detonation of an explosive device aboard.
08/24/2004 Rostov-on-Don, Russia Sibir Airlines Detonation of an explosive device aboard.
07/17/2014 Hrabove, Ukraine Malaysia Airlines Shot down.
10/31/2015 Hasna, Egypt Metrojet Brought down by a homemade explosive device in the left rear cargo hold.

 

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