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Last updated: 25 January 2022
Date:Thursday 31 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-358C
Operator:El Al Israel Airlines
Registration: 4X-ATX
MSN: 20122/807
First flight: 1969-05-06 (11 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Destination airport:?
Prior to departure, a fire erupted in a rear lavatory. The aircraft was evacuated and the fire services had to cut a hole in the fuselage to extinguish the fire.

Damaged on the ground


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