this day in crime history: december 29, 1975

TWA

On this date in 1975, a bomb was detonated in the TWA baggage claim area at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Eleven people were killed and seventy-five were injured. A Croatian nationalist emerged as a suspect, but there was never sufficient evidence linking him to the crime. The case remains officially unsolved.

Further reading:

New York TimesTerrorist’s Release Reopens Wound of Unsolved Bombing

Wikipedia – 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing

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3 thoughts on “this day in crime history: december 29, 1975

  1. John D.:
    That was one helluva powerful bomb that was detonated.

    Makes you wonder with tensions as they were, WHY the FAA (or the airport itself) didn’t take better precautions to inspect items coming into the airport.
    It was the shape of things to come, that’s for sure.

    Good call.

    Roll safe out there.

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