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22/05/1962 Boeing 707 explodes as a result of suicide bombing

The aircraft crashed in a clover field near Unionville, in Putnam County, Missouri, killing all 45 crew and passengers on board. The investigation determined the cause of the crash was a suicide bombing committed as insurance fraud. The plane had been hijacked to Cuba the previous year as Flight 54.


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