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Last updated: 5 April 2020
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Date:Friday 19 August 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-294
Operator:Syrian Arab Airlines
Registration: YK-AGA
C/n / msn: 21203/1188
First flight: 1976-02-20 (7 years 6 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Roma (   Italy)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Narrative:
During boarding a glass bottle containing flammable liquid, located under a seat in the passenger area near the right overwing emergency exit, caused a fire. The interior of the plane completely burned out.

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» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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