Narrative:An explosion in the aft of the plane, about 9mins. after take-off. The Convair crashed, while returning to the airport.
|Date:||21 FEB 1970|
|C/n / msn:|| 30-10-15|
|First flight:|| 1962|
|Engines:|| 4 General Electric CJ805-23|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38|
|Total:||Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Würelingen (Switzerland)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland|
|Destination airport:||Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel|
On the same day, a bomb exploded aboard a Vienna-bound Caravelle after takeoff from Frankfurt. The Caravelle landed safely.
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 02.03.1970 (23-25)
» WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura
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-Lod 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 Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.