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Last updated: 17 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 4 March 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-284
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Thira Airport (JTR) (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Thira Airport (JTR/LGSR), Greece
Narrative:
A 36-year old male passenger hijacked the aircraft, claiming to have a hand grenade. He demanded to be taken to Libya. The pilot landed at the destination airport to refuel. There the police boarded the aircraft and arrested the hijacker.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

Sources:
» NRC 5 March 1986


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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Thira Airport as the crow flies is 226 km (141 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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