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Last updated: 12 December 2019
Datum:Samstag 1 März 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Fluggesellschaft:Iraqi Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 85
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 92
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mosul Airport (OSM), Irak
Flug nach:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Irak
The Boeing 737, on a domestic flight in Iraq, was hijacked by three passengers. They demanded the release of 85 Kurdish prisoners in Iraq. The aircraft landed at Tehran, Iran. Iraqi security guards opened fire at he hijackers. One passenger was killed and one hijacker and a passenger were injured. The hijackers then surrendered.

» NRC Handelsblad, 3 March 1975


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Distance from Mosul Airport to Baghdad International Airport as the crow flies is 350 km (219 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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