Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Wurenlingen, Switzerland--21 February 1970

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 7 December 2017

Date: 21 February 1970

Location: Wurenlingen, Switzerland

Type of event: terrorism


Swiss airliner departing Zurich, Switzerland, for Tel Aviv suffered midair bomb explosion shortly after takeoff and crashed while attempting to return to Zurich; bombing claimed by PFLP; similar explosion on same day aboard an Austrian Airlines plane caused no injuries.

Consequences: 47 killed


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Last modified 7 December 2017.
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