Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 October 2014
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Date:dimanche 19 février 1978
Heure:ca 20:00
Type/Sous-type:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Compagnie:Egyptian Air Force
Immatriculation: SU-BAA/1270
Numéro de série: 4707
Année de Fabrication: 1976
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Larnaca Airport (LCA) (   Chypre) show on map
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Militaire
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Détails:
On February 18, 1978 two terrorists entered the Nicosia Hilton Hotel and shot and killed the editor of Egypt's leading newspaper. They forced hostages to go with them to the airport at Larnaca for a getaway flight out of the country. They were given a DC-8 with four crew members.
At the same time an Egyptian Air Force C-130 was flown in, carrying 74 commandos. The airplane landed at 18:30. When there seemed to be no progress in the release of the 11 Arab hostages. The Egyptian forces then stormed the DC-8. Cypriot forces returned fire, killing several Egyptian troops. Anti tank missiles were fired, hitting the C-130. Explosions wrecked the Hercules plane, killing three crew members inside.


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