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Last updated: 8 December 2016
Datum:donderdag 25 december 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-270C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Iraqi Airways
Registratie: YI-AGJ
Constructienummer: 21183/446
Bouwjaar: 1976-01-15 (11 years)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 60 / inzittenden: 91
Totaal:slachtoffers: 63 / inzittenden: 106
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Arar (   Saudi-ArabiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Irak
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), JordaniŽ
Vluchtnummer: 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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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 Baghdad-Saddam International Airport en Amman-Queen Alia International Airport bedraagt 786 km (491 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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