GTD ID:
197312170002

When:
1973-12-17

Country:
Italy

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lazio

City:
Rome

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Pan Am
Specific Description Pan Am Lounge and Loading Pan Am 707
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 30
US Hostages 30
Hours of Kidnapping 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $10,000,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Incendiary
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms; Grenades; Incendiary
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Black September No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 30
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 50
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources