Flugunfall 17 MAR 1985 einer Boeing 737-268 registration unknown - Dhahran International Airport (DHA)
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Datum:Sonntag 17 Mrz 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-268
Fluggesellschaft:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 21
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 76
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 97
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Dhahran International Airport (DHA) (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabien
Flug nach:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK), Saudi Arabien
A Saudi Arabian Boeing 737 aircraft with 76 passengers and 21 crew members aboard was hijacked by a lone male armed with a hand grenade. The aircraft was en route from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kuwait via Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The hijacker commandeered the aircraft just prior to landing in Riyadh and demanded to be taken to another destination. The pilot told the hijacker that the aircraft would have to refuel in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia before it could continue. While in Dhahran, the hijacker released everyone except the pilot and co-pilot. When the hijacker refused to surrender to Saudi Arabian security officials, the aircraft was stormed and, after throwing the grenade, he was shot and killed. There were no other casualties and damage to the aircraft was reported as slight.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport as the crow flies is 847 km (529 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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