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Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Datum:Mittwoch 22 Juli 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727
Fluggesellschaft:Olympic Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Cairo (   Ägypten)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flugnummer: 255
Unfallbericht:
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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