ASN Aircraft accident Vickers Super VC10-1151 G-ASGN Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field)
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Date:Saturday 12 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Super VC10-1151
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-ASGN
MSN: 864
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 550
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) (   Jordan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
BOAC Flight 775 was hijacked after leaving Bahrain International Airport (BAH) for Beirut International Airport (BEY), Lebanon on September 9, 1970. The aircraft landed at Beirut and was then flown to an abandoned former RAF station at Zerqa, some 20 miles North of Amman. Hijackers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine released the hostages and blew up the plane September 12. They wanted to influence the British government to free Leila Khaled, the female hijacker who was overpowered during an attempted hijacking on September 6.

Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground


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Distance from Bahrain International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 1669 km (1043 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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