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Last updated: 24 March 2018
Datum:zaterdag 22 oktober 1988
Type:Boeing 747
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Iran Air
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Oostenrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Iran Air flight IR723 from Tehran to Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany, was hijacked by two passengers, armed with a knife and hand gun.
The aircraft was hijacked about half an hour before it was due to land at Vienna at 07:10 UTC. The flight crew then reported to the Vienna ATC that they were diverting to London because of (unconfirmed) bad weather at Vienna and Frankfurt.
Meanwhile a security guards came down from the upper deck and overpowered the hijackers.
The flight continued to Frankfurt after 45 minutes on the ground at London-Heathrow.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» The Observer 6-11-1988


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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 Wien-Schwechat International Airport en Frankfurt International Airport bedraagt 618 km (386 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.
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