Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 17 December 1973
Type:Boeing 737-130
Operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABEY
C/n / msn: 19794/127
First flight: 1969-01-25 (4 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Kuwait International Airport (KWI) (   Kuwait)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Destination airport:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Narrative:
Five terrorist entered the Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) terminal and fired their weapons. They took six hostages and threw incendiary grenades into a PanAm Boeing 707 N407PA, named "Clipper Celestial", that was boarding passengers for a flight to Beirut. The terrorists killed a guard and hijacked a Lufthansa Boeing 737. The hijackers ended up in Kuwait where they surrendered on December 18.

Classification:
Hijack

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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 701 km (438 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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