Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 28 November 2002
Time:07:15
Type:Boeing 757-3E7
Operator:Arkia
Registration: 4X-BAW
C/n / msn: 30179/912
First flight: 2000
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 261
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 271
Airplane damage: None
Location:near Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA) (   Kenya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO), Kenya
Destination airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Flightnumber: 582
Narrative:
Arkia flight 582 from Mombasa, Kenya to Tel Aviv, Israel was just airborne after takeoff from runway 21 when the pilot reported seeing a flash of light on the left side of the plane. Terrorists had fired two missiles at the airplane, using SA-7 Strela shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile launchers.
The pilot elected to continue to Tel Aviv.
Simultaneously three suicide bombers killed 13 people at the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel near Mombasa.


Events:


Sources:
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Distance from Mombasa-Moi International Airport to Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport as the crow flies is 4021 km (2513 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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