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Hijacking description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 22 November 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Super VC10-1151
Operator:British Airways
Registration: G-ASGR
C/n / msn: 867
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 550
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Dubai, Tripoli, Tunis (   Tunisia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Narrative:
Four hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Hijackers demands were accepted. Duration of the hijacking: 3 days.



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Distance from Dubai Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 3345 km (2091 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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