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Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:Sunday 24 September 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Operator:Iran Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 620-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Isfahan Airport (IFN) (   Iran)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shiraz Airport (SYZ/OISS), Iran
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
A lone hijacker armed with a fake pistol and a gasoline bomb hijacked a domestic Iran Air flight bound for Tehran from Shiraz. The hijacker, who demanded to be taken to France, attempted to start a fire on the Fokker 100 aircraft but was quickly overpowered by in-flight security officers. The plane was diverted to the airport at Isfahan, where the hijacker was handed over to authorities.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Shiraz Airport to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 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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