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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218649
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Viscount 833
Owner/operator:Arkia opf EL AL
Registration: 4X-AVB
MSN: 424
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Nicosia -   Cyprus
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tel aviv
Destination airport:Nicosia
Eigth terrorist belonging to the”National Organisation of Arab Youth” attacked a standing Arkia Viscount on Nicosia Airport,damaging one of the engines.One terrorist was killed and three injured by Israeli security guards.The forty passengers had disembarked minutes before the attack.


British Pathe


Photo of 4X-AVB courtesy

Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion (LLBG / TLV)
6 June 1978; (c) Derek Gaynor

Revision history:

27-Nov-2018 16:46 Cobar Added

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