Crash-aerien 17 MAR 1985 d'un Boeing 737-268 registration unknown - Dhahran International Airport (DHA)
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Date:dimanche 17 mars 1985
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-268
Compagnie:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 21
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 76
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 97
Dégats de l'appareil: Mineurs
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Dhahran International Airport (DHA) (   Arabie Saoudite)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Arabie Saoudite
Aéroport de destination:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK), Arabie Saoudite
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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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport et Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport est de 847 km (529 miles).

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