Narrative:Iranian dissidents, brandishing a hand grenade, attempted to hijack an Iran Air flight as the aircraft prepared to depart from Tehran.
|Date:||Tuesday 5 January 1988|
|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:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran|
|Destination airport:||Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran|
An explosion occurred during the attempted hijacking and several people were injured.
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Tranport, 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 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.