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Last updated: 22 April 2019
Status:
Date:Saturday 10 October 1970
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Baghdad International Airport (SDA) (   Iraq)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Abadan Airport (ABD/OIAA), Iran
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Iraq where they threatened to blow up the plane unless Iran released 21 political prisoners. The hijackers eventually surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Ludington Daily News - Oct 10, 1970


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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Abadan Airport as the crow flies is 653 km (408 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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