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Last updated: 21 February 2019
Status:
Date:Monday 23 December 1985
Type:unknown jetliner
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sirri Island Airport (SXI/OIBS), Iran
Destination airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Narrative:
Iranian in-flight security guards foiled an attempt by an unknown number of hijackers to commandeer an Iran Air jetliner. The aircraft was operating on a domestic flight en route to Shiraz, Iran from Sirri Island in the Persian Gulf. Reportedly, one hijacker was killed during the struggle on board the aircraft which landed safely in Tehran, Iran. There were no reported injuries to any of the other passengers or crew members.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Sirri Island Airport to Shiraz Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (278 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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