Date & Time: Dec 17, 1973 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
New York - London - Rome - Beirut - Tehran
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Pax on board:
While parked at Rome-Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport and ready for departure, the aircraft was attacked by six members from a Palestinian terrorist group. Shots burst with police forces and several grenades detonated, causing the aircraft to catch fire. 15 occupants were seriously injured while 129 others were unhurt. Unfortunately, 33 passengers were killed during this terrorist attack.