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Date:Monday 6 October 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-200 ?
Owner/operator:Iran Air
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND) -   Iran
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Destination airport:Bandar Abbas Airport (BND/OIKB)
Iran Air flight 257 was hijacked while en route from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, when a passenger armed with a handgun burst into the cockpit. The man demanded to be flown to Iraq but reportedly also mentioned Israel as a secondary destination. At some point the hijacker fired a shot and wounded a security guard. Another security guard opened fire, wounded the hijacker, and placed him under arrest. The plane continued onto Bandar Abbas where the hijacker was taken into custody.


Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1997 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security

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