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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232827
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Time:01:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-211
Owner/operator:Cham Wings
Registration: YK-BAB
MSN: 342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Damascus -   Syria
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Al Najaf International Airport (NJF/ORNI)
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI)
Cham Wings flight 6Q514, an Airbus A320, diverted to Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base in Syria when at attack was going on at Damascus.
The Russian Defense Ministry stated that four Israeli F-16s fired at least eight air-to-surface missiles from outside of Syrian airspace towards Damascus, activating Syrian air defense.
At the same time, the A320 was approaching Damascus Airport. The flight turned around and diverted to Khmeimim Air Base.

The Russian statement said the aircraft was operating a flight from Tehran, while Flightradar24 flight tracking data suggest the aircraft originated in Najaf.



Revision history:

08-Feb-2020 10:09 harro Added

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