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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3J9C
Operating for:Kish Air
Leased from:Saha Air
Registration: EP-SHE
C/n / msn: 21127/915
First flight: 1976-09-15 (19 years )
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 164
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 177
Airplane damage: None
Location:Ovda Airport (VDA) (   Israel)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Kish Island Airport (KIH/OIBK), Iran
Narrative:
Shortly before landing on Kish Island, a flight attendant brandished a gun and hijacked the plane. The hijacker demanded to fly to Europe. But the plane, which was short on fuel, arrived in Israel after both Jordan and Saudi Arabia refused its request to land. There the hijacker surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Bound for resort, hijacked Iranians get taste of Israel (Jewish Telegraphic Agency, September 29, 1995)
» aerospacetalk.ir
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Kish Island Airport as the crow flies is 1043 km (652 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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