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Hijacking
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:zondag 6 september 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic B704 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-458
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:El Al Israel Airlines
Registratie: 4X-ATB
Constructienummer: 18071/216
Bouwjaar: 1961-06-03 (9 years 3 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 138
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 148
Schade: Geen
Plaats:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 219
Beschrijving:
The El Al Boeing 707 was on a flight from Tel Aviv to New York via Amsterdam. After takeoff from Schiphol, as the plane approached the English coast, two Palestinias, Leila Khaled and her accomplice attempted to hijack the plane. Brandishing gun, they moved towards the flight deck. The pilot then put the plane in a nose dive, throwing the two off their feet. In the scuffle that followed, the male hijacker threw a hand grenade down the aisle of the plane and was shot dead by an El Al sky marshal. Fortunately the grenade failed to explode. Khaled was overpowered and the pilot carried out an emergency landing at Heathrow.

Bronnen:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 14 Sept. 1970


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport en New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY bedraagt 5805 km (3628 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.
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