Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 16 September 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-270
Operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 110
Airplane damage: None
Location:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA) (   Iraq)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK), Cyprus
Destination airport:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Iraq
Narrative:
Three Iranian men, attempting to hijack the aircraft, were shot and killed by Iraqi security agents positioned aboard the aircraft. The attempted hijacking began when one of the hijackers carrying a bottle, wrapped in paper, opened the cockpit door and shouted that he was hijacking the aircraft. At this time the security agents shot and killed him and his two accomplices.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» De Telegraaf 17-9-1984


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Distance from Larnaca Airport to Baghdad-Saddam International Airport as the crow flies is 987 km (617 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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