GTD ID:
198511230005

When:
1985-11-23

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Egypt Air
Specific Description Jetliner Flight 648
Nationality of Target Egypt
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 98
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Pistols; Grenades
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
Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 60 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 60
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 2
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
Sources