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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Datum:woensdag 29 juni 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1101
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gulf Air
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 56
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 65
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Doha Airport (DOH) (   Qatar)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Muscat International Airport (MCT/OOMS), Oman
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» Logan Herald Journal June 29, 1977


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dubai Airport en Muscat International Airport bedraagt 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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