BOAC Flight 911: Moments Before Disintegration Over Mount Fuji

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Written By Henry Dalziel

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On March 1, 1962, BOAC Flight 911 taxied for takeoff past the smouldering wreckage of the Canadian Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo. The BOAC airliner then crashed into Mount Fuji, killing all 124 people on board. The Canadian Pacific jet was later discovered to have been damaged by a bomb planted by a Japanese militant group. The organisation was protesting the return of Okinawa to Japanese authority after being held by the US since World War II’s end. The BOAC accident was the first significant aeroplane bombing, and it prompted the development of new security measures, such as X-ray machines and metal detectors, which are now standard at airports worldwide.
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