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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218649
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:09-APR-1973
Time:15:00
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
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

British Pathe

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA5JBRAHUF9BQRCSRPTBNOM3Y5I-CYPRUS-ARAB-GUERRILLA-TWIN-ATTACK-OPERATION-ON-ISRAELI/query/Hijack


Images:

Photo of 4X-AVB courtesy AirHistory.net


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

Revision history:

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27-Nov-2018 16:46 Cobar Added

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