ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-200 registration unknown Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR)
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Date:Saturday 1 March 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 85
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 92
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mosul Airport (OSM), Iraq
Destination airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
The Boeing 737, on a domestic flight in Iraq, was hijacked by three passengers. They demanded the release of 85 Kurdish prisoners in Iraq. The aircraft landed at Tehran, Iran. Iraqi security guards opened fire at he hijackers. One passenger was killed and one hijacker and a passenger were injured. The hijackers then surrendered.


» NRC Handelsblad, 3 March 1975


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Distance from Mosul Airport to Baghdad International Airport as the crow flies is 350 km (219 miles).

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