• Short Summary

    A TEAM FROM THE
    ISRAELI AIRLINE EL AL LEFT LOD AIRPORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR ATHENS, WHERE
    THEY WILL CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS INTO YESTERDAY'S ATTACK ON AN EL AL AIRLINE BY
    TWO ARABS.

  • Description

    A TEAM FROM THE
    ISRAELI AIRLINE EL AL LEFT LOD AIRPORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR ATHENS, WHERE
    THEY WILL CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS INTO YESTERDAY'S ATTACK ON AN EL AL AIRLINE BY
    TWO ARABS. THE ARABS ATTACKED THE AIRCRAFT WITH MACHINE GUNS AND INCENDIARY
    FIRE, AND ATHENS POLICE LATER ANNOUNCED THAT TWO ARRESTS HAD BEEN MADE.

    ONE PASSENGER WAS KILLED AND A STEWARDESS WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ATTACK.

    POLICE SAID THEY HAD ARRESTED MAHEB H. SLEIMAN, 19, OF TRIPOLI, LIBYA, AND
    MAHMOUD MUHAMMED, 25, A PALESTINIAN ARAB. EYEWITNESSES SAID TWO MEN APPROACHED
    THE AIRCRAFT AS IT WAS WARMING UP AFTER ITS 41 PASSENGERS AND CREW OF 10 HAD
    GONE ON BOARD. ONE OF THE MEN PRODUCED A RUSSIAN-MADE MACHINE GUN AND OPENED
    FIRE ON THE PORT ENGINES, WHILE THE OTHER THREW INCENDIARY FIRE GRENADES.

    THE EL AL INVESTIGATION TEAM THAT LEFT ISRAEL YESTERDAY WAS HEADED BY THE
    AIRLINE'S ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER. SPECIAL SECURITY MEASURES WERE PUT INTO
    EFFECT AT LOD AIRPORT AS THE TEAM FLEW OUT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SEARCHED AND GUARDS
    STOOD BY AS IT TOOK OFF FOR ATHENS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5Z95LZO2Y9VBFHFLWVM58N7QD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Z95LZO2Y9VBFHFLWVM58N7QD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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