ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-300 registration unknown Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR)
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Date:Saturday 2 November 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
An attempt to hijack an Iran Air Boeing 707 aircraft while on a domestic flight from Bandar Abbas to Tehran, Iran was thwarted by in-flight guards from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. The hijacker, acting alone, tried to enter the cockpit of the aircraft with a package and reportedly threatened to blow up the
airplane before being overpowered by the in-flight guards. There were no reported injuries to either passengers or crew and the flight continued to its scheduled destination of Tehran. The demands of the hijacker are unknown. It is believed, however, that the attempted hijacking was an effort to overshadow the anniversary of the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran on November 2, 1979.



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Distance from Bandar Abbas Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 1050 km (656 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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