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Last updated: 22 April 2021
Fecha:sábado 5 julio 1986
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Operador:Sudan Airways
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 124
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) (   Sudán)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Irak
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudán
Número de Vuelo:SD259
Sudan Airways Flight 259, a Boeing 707, was on a scheduled flight from Baghdad, Iraq, to Khartoum, Sudan, with 124 passengers and an unknown number of crewmembers when a male Sudanese passenger passed a note to a flight attendant that said he would blow up the aircraft unless it was diverted to Israel. He also demanded that the contents of the note be made known to the other passengers. The pilot did relay the note to the passengers but continued on to Khartoum. The hijacker was arrested by the police and a subsequent search of the aircraft disclosed no explosives. There were no known injuries during the incident.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1986 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Baghdad-Saddam International Airport to Khartoum-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 2275 km (1422 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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