August 16, 1972 – Moroccan king survives attack by own air force

August 16, 1972 – Moroccan king survives attack by own air force

One year after he survived an abortive coup against his rule, King Hassan II of Morocco nearly perishes when the airliner carrying him back to Rabat was fired on by his own air force.

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September 6, 1972 – More Israeli hostages killed in Munich

September 6, 1972 – More Israeli hostages killed in Munich

At Furstenfeldbruck air base near Munich, an attempt by West German police to rescue nine Israeli Olympic team members held hostage by Palestinian terrorists ends in disaster. In an extended firefight that began at 11 p.m. and lasted until 1:30 a.m., all nine Israeli hostages were killed, as were five terrorists and one German policeman. … Continue reading “September 6, 1972 – More Israeli hostages killed in Munich”

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