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Hijacking
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 17 maart 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-268
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 21
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 76
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 97
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Dhahran International Airport (DHA) (   Saudi-ArabiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi-ArabiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK), Saudi-ArabiŽ
Beschrijving:
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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport en Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport bedraagt 847 km (529 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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