Continental Airlines Flight 11

Continental Airlines Flight 11Tuesday May 22, 1962
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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday May 22, 1962
LocationNear Unionville, Missouri
Passengers37
Crew8
Fatalities45
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-124
OperatorContinental Airlines
RegistrationN70775
Flight OriginChicago
Flight Destination Kansas City, MO
Near Unionville, Missouri
Continental Airlines
Boeing B-707-124
1962