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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 23 September 1983
Zeit:ca 15:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2P6
Fluggesellschaft:Gulf Air
Kennzeichen: A4O-BK
Werknummer: 21734/566
Baujahr: 1979-04-04 (4 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 107 / Insassen: 107
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 112 / Insassen: 112
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mino Jebel Ali (   Vereinigte Arabische Emirate)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Flug nach:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Flugnummer: 771
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft crashed after the crew had issued a brief distress message. It appeared that a bomb had exploded in the cargo compartment, causing a violent fire.

Informationsquelle:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Karachi International Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport as the crow flies is 1257 km (786 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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