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Last updated: 26 May 2016
Fecha:jueves 25 diciembre 1986
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-270C
Operador:Iraqi Airways
Registración: YI-AGJ
Numéro de série: 21183/446
Año de Construcción: 1976-01-15 (10 years 12 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 15
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 60 / Ocupantes: 91
Total:Fatalidades: 63 / Ocupantes: 106
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Arar (   Arabia Saudita)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Irak
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordania
Número de Vuelo: 163
About 55 minutes into the flight from Baghdad to Amman, while flying at FL260 (8000 m), 4 hijackers tried to enter the cockpit. When Iraqi Airways security personnel tried to intervene, a hand grenade was thrown into the passenger cabin. An emergency descent was initiated immediately. Descending through FL160, a hand grenade in the cockpit exploded. Approaching Arar, control was lost and the aircraft crash-landed, broke in two and caught fire.

» Aviation Letter 243


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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 Baghdad-Saddam International Airport to Amman-Queen Alia International Airport as the crow flies is 786 km (491 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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