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Datum:donderdag 4 april 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2D3 Advanced
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 13
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 62
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 75
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Griekenland)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), JordaniŽ
An attacker fired a rocket at a Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 727 aircraft in Athens, Greece. The attack occurred while the aircraft, with 62 passengers and a crew of 13 aboard, was preparing to take off for Amman, Jordan. The rocket struck the aircraft approximately 30 feet aft of the forward entry door, but failed to explode. The attacker, who fired at the plane from near the runway, dropped the rocket launcher and ran to a waiting car. After returning to the terminal, an examination of the aircraft
revealed a gash eight inches long and one half inch deep where the rocket struck the aircraft. There were no injuries reported.

The attack was made from the east side of the airport perimeter where workers were laying pipe. The Palestinian organization, Black September, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

» Worldwide Significant Criminal Acts Involving Civil Aviation 1985 / FAA


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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 Athens-Ellinikon International Airport en Amman-Queen Alia International Airport bedraagt 1303 km (814 miles).

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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