N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1734 times:
It was an El Al 747 and the engine fell off during departure from AMS. People in the area of the crash developed weird illnesses which has led to speculations that the plane was carrying hazardous military cargo of some kind.
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1470 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1725 times:
EL AL B742F!
After take off from AMS 2 engines had a fire and the plane crashed into the house while the crew was trying to turn back to the field.
As far as I know there were "only" 70 casualties what is kind of wonder to me.
There are rumors that it was carrying some kind of chemical weapon agent back to Israel, but that is just rumors. However, the engines had actually seperated from the pylons instead of simply catching on fire.