Transportation Disasters in 1970 Transportation Disasters in 1970: Aviation Accidents and Incidents in 1970, Maritime Incidentsaviation Accidents and

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 104. Not illustrated. Chapters: Aviation Accidents and Incidents in 1970, Maritime Incidents in 1970, Railway Accidents in 1970, Soviet Submarine K-8, Dawson's Field Hijackings, Southern Airways Flight 932, Uss Tautog, Uss Eaton, Wichita State University Football Team Plane Crash, Lansa Flight 502, Uss Tweedy, Tss Empire Byng, Air Canada Flight 621, Dymshits–kuznetsov Hijacking Affair, Alm Flight 980, Mv Anonity, Ss Columbia Eagle Incident, Dominicana Dc-9 Air Disaster, French Submarine Eurydice, Japan Airlines Flight 351, Swissair Flight 330, Audenshaw Junction Rail Accident, Aeroflot Flight 244, Aerolineas Argentinas Flight 707, Philippine Airlines Flight 215, Ms Oslofjord, China Airlines Flight 206, List of Shipwrecks in 1970. Excerpt: Dawson's Field hijackings - The hijackings occurred in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Arabic al-jabhah al-sha'biyyah li-tahrr filastn), a Marxist-Leninist, nationalist Palestinian political and military organization, was founded in 1967. Prior to the Dawson's Field hijackings, the PFLP had already achieved notoriety for several similar incidents, including the hijacking of an El Al flight from Rome to Lod airport, Israel, on July 23, 1968, in which 21 passengers and 11 crew members were held for 39 days; armed attacks on El Al jets in Athens (December 1968), killing one and wounding two, and Zürich (February 1969), killing the co-pilot and wounding the pilot; and the hijacking of a TWA flight from Los Angeles to Damascus on August 29, 1969, by a PFLP cell led by Leila Khaled, who became the PFLP's most famous recruit. Two Israeli passengers were held for 44 days. Adding further tension to the ongoing conflict was civil strife within Jordan itself. After the 1967 Six Day War, in which Israel had captured the Jordanian-occupied West Ba...

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