A group of terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Front, hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean.

Led by Abu Abbas, the hijackers shot Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old American, and pushed him, in his wheelchair, into the sea in front of his wife.

Source: New York Times, Herald Tribune “Leader Of ‘85 Achille Lauro Attack Dies At Prison In Iraq,” March 10, 2004.