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United Airlines Flight 629
The captain on the flight on that day, Lee Hall, was a World War II veteran.
The aircraft used was N37559, a Douglas DC-6B. The flight took off at 6:29 p.m. Denver time. Several sticks of dynamite planted on the aircraft exploded nine minutes later, at 6:38 p.m., while the flight was over Longmont, Colorado. The debris was scattered across several square miles of Weld County, Colorado.
This incident is one of only two incidents of an airliner being destroyed by a bomb over the mainland United States. Continental Airlines Flight 11 was bombed and blew up over Unionville, Missouri on May 22 1962, killing 45.
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