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Last updated: 23 February 2019
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Date:Friday 7 September 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
Operator:Alitalia
Registration: I-DIWW
C/n / msn: 46098/516
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Rome, Tehran (   Iran)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» L'Unità 8-9-1979
» L'Unità 9-9-1979


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Roma-Fiumicino Airport as the crow flies is 2202 km (1376 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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