Hijacking description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 25 December 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: None
Location:Mashhad Airport (MHD) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Narrative:
Members of an anti-Khomeini group known as the Mujahadeen-E-Khalq attempted to seize control of an Iranian airliner on a domestic flight between Tehran and Mashad, according to an Iranian news service. The hijackers, armed with a hand grenade, were overpowered by Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the aircraft and the plane continued on to its destination.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 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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