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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 29 June 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1101
Operator:Gulf Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68
Airplane damage: None
Location:Doha Airport (DOH) (   Qatar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The flight from London to Dubai and Muscat was hijacked by a Lebanese male armed with a pistol and two grenades. He was overpowered by troops at Doha.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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