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Fecha:martes 18 febrero 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-058B
Operador:El Al Israel Airlines
Registración: 4X-ABB
Numéro de série: 18425/290
Ańo de Construcción: 1962-04-23 (6 years 10 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 17
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 28
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Dańos en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Suiza)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Suiza
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Número de Vuelo: 432
El Al Flight LY432, was a scheduled service from Amsterdam (AMS), the Netherlands to Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel, with an intermediate stop at Zürich (ZRH), Switzerland.
The airplane, a Boeing 720, was taxiing for takeoff at Zürich when it was attacked by a squad of four armed Palestinian militants, members of the Lebanese-based militant organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Several of the crew members were injured during the attack and the plane was severely damaged. The co-pilot, Yoram Peres, died of his wounds a month later.
An undercover Israeli security guard who stationed on the plane, Mordechai Rahamim, opened fire at the attackers, killing one.

» Eugene Register-Guard - Feb 18, 1969
» El Al Flight 432 / Wikipedia


photo of Boeing-720-058B-4X-ABB
accident date: 18-02-1969
type: Boeing 720-058B
registration: 4X-ABB
photo of Boeing-720-058B-4X-ABB
accident date: 18-02-1969
type: Boeing 720-058B
registration: 4X-ABB

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zürich-Kloten Airport to Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport as the crow flies is 2789 km (1743 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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