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Last updated: 28 July 2021
Datum:woensdag 16 augustus 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-358C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:El Al Israel Airlines
Registratie: 4X-ATT
Constructienummer: 20097/779
Bouwjaar: 1969-01-15 (3 years 7 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 140
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 148
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:boven Roma (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV/LLBG), IsraŽl
The Boeing 707, operated by El Al Israel Airlines, was damaged when an explosive device detonated in the aft baggage compartment. At the time of the explosion, the aircraft was ten minutes into a flight from Rome to Tel Aviv above the Mediterranean Sea at 14500 feet. The flight turned back to Roma-Fiumicino Airport.
The bomb consisted of 200 grams of explosives, hidden in a portable record player. It appeared that the record player had been in the luggage of two British girls who apparently had received it from two Arab friends.

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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 Roma-Fiumicino Airport en Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport bedraagt 2263 km (1414 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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