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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 5 January 1988
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:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Destination airport:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Narrative:
Iranian dissidents, brandishing a hand grenade, attempted to hijack an Iran Air flight as the aircraft prepared to depart from Tehran.
An explosion occurred during the attempted hijacking and several people were injured.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport to Mashhad Airport as the crow flies is 747 km (467 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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