Bombing of Alas Chiricanas Airlines Flight 00901
July 19, 1994
Jamal Lya, Lya Jamal
||Approximately 25 to 28 years old (at the time of the bombing)
||Approximately 160 pounds
Information is being sought in connection with the bombing of Alas Chiricanas Airlines Flight 00901 on July 19, 1994. At approximately 4:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), Flight 00901 departed from France Field, Colón, Panama, with a destination of Panama City, Panama.The flight exploded shortly after takeoff, killing all 21 people on board. Authorities are seeking information that may pertain to possible suspect(s) and the crime that occurred aboard this flight.
All deceased passengers and crew in the Flight 00901 crash were claimed, except one. The body has possibly been identified as Ali Hawa Jamal. He is suspected of carrying the bomb aboard the aircraft.
The incident took place a day after a Muslim fundamentalist terrorist group allegedly bombed the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 42 people. This group is also suspected of involvement in the Flight 00901 bombing. It is suspected that additional parties may have assisted Jamal in the bombing.