Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 9 December 2013
Narrative:El Al Flight LY432, was a scheduled service from Amsterdam (AMS), the Netherlands to Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel, with an intermediate stop at Zürich (ZRH), Switzerland.
|Date:||Tuesday 18 February 1969|
|Operator:||El Al Israel Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 18425/290|
|First flight:|| 1962-04-23 (6 years 10 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (Switzerland)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland|
|Destination airport:||Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel|
The airplane, a Boeing 707, was taxiing for takeoff at Zürich when it was attacked by a squad of four armed Palestinian militants, members of the Lebanese-based militant organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Several of the crew members were injured during the attack and the plane was severely damaged. The co-pilot, Yoram Peres, died of his wounds a month later.
An undercover Israeli security guard who stationed on the plane, Mordechai Rahamim, opened fire at the attackers, killing one.
» Eugene Register-Guard - Feb 18, 1969
» El Al Flight 432 / Wikipedia
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zürich-Kloten Airport to Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport as the crow flies is 2789 km (1743 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.