Price: 25.00 euro
Watch with the image of Leila Khaled. The watch runs on battery, wich is included. Khaled (born 1944) came to public attention for her role in hijackings in 1969 and 1970 as part of the campaign of Black September in Jordan. The first woman to hijack an airplane.
TWA Flight 840 (1969)
In 1969, Khaled was part of a team that hijacked TWA Flight 840 on its way from Rome to Tel Aviv. No one was injured, but after the passengers disembarked, the hijackers blew up the nose section of the aircraft. After this hijacking, and a photograph of her (taken by Eddie Adams) holding an AK-47 rifle and wearing a kaffiyeh was reproduced in many publications, she underwent six plastic surgery operations on her nose and chin to conceal her identity.
El Al Flight 219 (1970)
In 1970, Khaled and Patrick Argüello attempted to hijack El Al Flight 219. The attack failed when Israeli skymarshals killed Argüello and overpowerred Khaled.
The pilot diverted the aircraft to Heathrow Airport in London, where Khaled was delivered to Ealing police station. On October 1, the British government released her in exchange for hostages taken in a further hijacking.