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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Date:Wednesday 22 July 1970
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Cairo (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Flightnumber: 255
Narrative:
Olympic flight 255 was hijacked by six passengers. They threatened to blow up the plane and demanded the immediate release of seven Arab terrorists from Greek prisons. The flight landed at Athens and later continued to Cairo after all passengers had been released.



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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1144 km (715 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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