ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 720-058B 4X-ABB Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 18 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-058B
Operator:El Al Israel Airlines
Registration: 4X-ABB
MSN: 18425/290
First flight: 1962-04-23 (6 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Destination airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Flightnumber: 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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