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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 March 2018
Date:Friday 8 July 1977
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Damascus (   Syria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
6 hijackers demanded to be taken to Syria. Demands were accepted and hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 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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