About Storming Flight 181 – GSG-9 and the Mogadishu Hijack 1977
In 1977, Lufthansa Flight 181 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Mogadishu, Somalia. Once landed, members of the German special missions group, GSG-9, stormed the plane, killing three of the terrorists and wounding the fourth, while successfully avoiding any major harm to the hostages. This book details the backgrounds of both GSG-9 and the hijackers and offers a detailed analysis of the planning and execution of the mission, codenamed Operation Feuerzauber (Fire Magic), one of the most audacious special forces operations of modern times.
Published by Osprey Publishing Apr 19, 2011| 64 Pages| 7-1/4 x 9-3/4| ISBN 9781849083768