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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Samstag 12 September 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Super VC10-1151
Fluggesellschaft:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-ASGN
Werknummer: 864
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 550
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) (   Jordanien)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
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.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.

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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