March 14, 1948 TWA plane leaving Lydda fired on

Though no TWA official could be reached to comment on the cancellation, it followed a reporter, who radioed from Jerusalem that a TWA plane leaving Lydda Friday night had been fired on.

Tracer bullets he said, came near the plane and, although no damage was done, the pilot reported the incident to the line’s Cairo operations office

Source: New York Times, March 15, 1948