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April 6, 2009

National Geographic's Air Crash Investigation of Philippine Airlines Flight 434

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December 11, 1994 - Philippine Airlines Flight 434 from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila, Philippines) with one stop to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Cebu, Phillippines) traveling to Narita International Airport (Narita, Japan) exploded midair killing one passenger. The explosion tore out a 20 square centimeters of the fuselage causing a decompression (similar to a balloon with a small hole). The bomb was placed under the seat of the person who died (Haruki Ikegami) which also injured other 10 passengers near him. The Boeing 747 made a successful emergency landing in Naha, Okinawa one hour after the bomb exploded.

The device used to bomb the large aircraft was constructed using a casio digital watch. The bomb that was assembled by Ramzi Yousef in the aircraft's lavatory is termed as 'Mark II', a micro bomb. Yousef was planning to bomb 11 more aircraft in the same manner but Manila Police discovered his plans and was arrested one month later in Pakistan.

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