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Date:Sunday 17 November 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-258ER
Operator:El Al Israel Airlines
Registration: 4X-EBS
MSN: 24884/325
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 170
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
A male passenger was arrested by security guards when he had a dispute with a flight attendant. He denied accusations that the intended to hijack the plane.



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Distance from Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport to Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport as the crow flies is 1127 km (704 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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