Hijacking
Last updated: 22 November 2014
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Datum:zaterdag 27 augustus 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-228
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 111
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Oostenrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
Armed with guns and grenades, the hijackers seized the aircraft after departure from Vienna, Austria and forced it to land in Geneva, Switzerland then Sicily, Italy and Damascus, Syria before arriving at their final destination in Tehran, Iran. Ninety-three of the 111 original passengers and crew were released at various stops before the plane landed in Tehran. Reportedly. the hijackers demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners in French prisons and the withdrawal of French troops from Chad and Lebanon. After three days of negotiations in Tehran, the hijackers surrendered and all remaining passengers were released unharmed.

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Wien-Schwechat International Airport en Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bedraagt 1028 km (642 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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