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Hijacking description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Thursday 24 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-269
Operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-ACV
C/n / msn: 21206/448
First flight: 1976-03-05 (4 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Kuwait, Manama, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abadan, Kuwait (   Kuwait)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
Two hijackers demanded money. Hijackers surrendered.




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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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