Thousands of people gathered at Israel's Ben Gurion airport on 4 July 1976 to welcome the hostages home from Entebbe.
More than 100 civilians were flown back to Israel after they were freed in a lightning raid by Israeli special forces.
There were highly-charged emotional scenes as survivors were reunited with relatives.
Relief gave way to jubilation as Israel celebrated the hostages' safe return.
The dramatic rescue ended the hostages' week-long ordeal and entered Israeli folklore.