Hijacking description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 5 May 1987
Type:unknown
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
A lone male passenger attempted to hijack an Iran Air aircraft on a domestic flight from Shiraz to Tehran. He was apparently subdued by security staff onboard the plane.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Shiraz Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 miles).

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