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Last updated: 18 April 2019
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Date:Tuesday 26 October 1999
Type:unknown
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport (OMH/OITR), Iran
Narrative:
A man aboard the domestic flight from Tehran tried to "intimidate the passengers" and demanded to be taken to France. He was overpowered by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and arrested.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Urmia (Orumiyeh) Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 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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