UI Yakovlev Yak-40K EP-EAM,
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Date:Monday 13 November 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-40K
Owner/operator:Aria Air Tour
Registration: EP-EAM
MSN: 9731355
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Bandar Abbas -   Iran
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ahwaz Airport (AWZ/OIAW)
Destination airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB)
Armed men hijacked domestic Aria Air Tour flight 1492, a Yakovlev 40 aircraft, bound from Ahwaz to Bandar Abbas. The hijackers apparently were part of a group of four families demanding to be flown to the United States. The hijacking was foiled by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), which is responsible for security on Iranian flights. During the ensuing struggle, one IRGC member was shot and a second stabbed. A flight attendant and five hijackers were also injured. The plane landed safely at Bandar Abbas Airport, and the hijacking ended when the pilots escaped from the cockpit. The hijackers and their families, a total of 23 people, were placed under arrest.


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

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