Achille Lauro

The story of when US Navy F-14s and Italian F-104s Clashed Over Egyptian Boeing 737 Carrying Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers

The story of when US Navy F-14s and Italian F-104s Clashed Over Egyptian Boeing 737 Carrying Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers

Italian liner MS Achille Lauro hijacked On Oct. 1, 1985 Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 fighter-bombers destroyed the PLO HQ… Read More

6 months ago

When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats intercepted and forced landing an Egyptian Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers

The Tomcat crews watched as the excited Egyptian crew (and perhaps the terrorists) ran to either side of the airliner… Read More

3 years ago

The Night US Navy F-14s and Italian F-104s Clashed Over Egyptian Boeing 737 Carrying Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers

When the Boeing 737-F-104 formation approached Rome, it suddenly sighted shadows of two F-14 Tomcat fighters approaching through the darkness… Read More

5 years ago

Tomcats Surprise! F-14 Fighters Led US Navy Effort to Intercept the Egyptian Boeing 737 Carrying Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers

The Boeing 737 touched down on the runway of NAS Sigonella at 0015 on Oct. 11, as three F-14s circled… Read More

5 years ago

The true story behind this VF-103 F-14’s TARPS IR photo showing Egypt Air Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers after landing at Sigonella

‘As the Boeing 737 landed, two lights out USAF C-141s landed behind him and turned their lights on as they… Read More

5 years ago