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 Mashhad, 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.
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants
|Date:||Friday 25 December 1987|
|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|
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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 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 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.