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Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Friday 26 January 1990
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Shiraz Airport (SYZ) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Destination airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB), Iran
An attempt was made to hijack an Iran Air Boeing 727 on a domestic flight from Shiraz to Bandar Abbas. Four passengers, displaying pistols and hand grenades, demanded that the flight be diverted to either Iraq or Israel; however, Iranian security forces aboard the flight killed the hijackers. No other passengers were injured, and the aircraft returned to Shiraz.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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Distance from Shiraz Airport to Bandar Abbas Airport as the crow flies is 449 km (280 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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