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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 12 september 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Super VC10-1151
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-ASGN
Constructienummer: 864
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 550
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) (   JordaniŽ)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrein
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vluchtnummer:BA775
Beschrijving:
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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bahrain International Airport en Beirut International Airport bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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