ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 727 registration unknown Basra International Airport (BSR)
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Date:Sunday 9 September 1984
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 114
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 123
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Basra International Airport (BSR) (   Iraq)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
An Iranian policeman and a family of four hijacked the aircraft to Iraq. The aircraft initially flew to Abu Dhabi but was refused permission to land. After refueling stops in Manama. Bahrain, and Cairo, Egypt, where 52 passengers escaped, the aircraft landed at an airfield near Basra in Iraq. The hijackers were armed with a grenade, pistol, and knife. The hijackers released the remaining crew and passengers for promised asylum.


» De Telegraaf 10-9-1984


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Distance from Bandar Abbas Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 1050 km (656 miles).

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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