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Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Fecha:miércoles 29 junio 1977
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1101
Operador:Gulf Air
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 56
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 65
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Doha Airport (DOH) (   Qatar)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Muscat International Airport (MCT/OOMS), Omán
Descripción:
The flight from London to Dubai and Muscat was hijacked by a 26-year old Lebanese male armed with a pistol and two grenades.
The aircraft had just taken off from a refueling stop in Dubai and the pilot diverted to Doha, Qatar.
The hijacker demanded a ransom of half a million Qatari rials and a guarantee of safe passage to an undisclosed destination. He subsequently released his hostages after two hours of negotiations with authorities at the airport.
While the passengers were being released, a unit of the Qatari security forces stormed the aircraft and arrested the hijacker.

Fuentes:
» Logan Herald Journal June 29, 1977


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Distance from Dubai Airport to Muscat International Airport as the crow flies is 346 km (217 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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