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Last updated: 19 February 2019
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Date:Tuesday 7 August 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B2-202
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 304
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 315
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Rome (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Narrative:
Two hijackers, armed with a knife and a fake bomb, hijacked the aircraft carrying 304 passengers and 11 crewmembers. The aircraft was en-route from Tehran, Iran to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and was diverted after a stop in Shiraz. The aircraft then flew on to Bahrain for refueling and to Cairo before landing in Rome. The hijackers had demanded to go to Paris and request political asylum but the aircraft was not allowed into French airspace. Upon learning that their
demands were not going to be met, the hijackers surrendered to Rome officials. One of he hijackers was sentenced to 7-1/2 years for air piracy.

Classification:
Hijack

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


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Shiraz Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 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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