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Date:mercredi 24 février 1982
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Compagnie:Kuwait Airways
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 105
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Liban)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Liban
Aéroport de destination:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Koweit
Détails:
A Kuwait Airways Boeing 707 was parked at Beirut Airport, Lebanon when 12 hijackers rode up to the aircraft in an automobile. They were firing their submachine guns and boarded the airplane. They demanded the release of Musa al-Sadr, a Lebanese-Iranian philosopher and Shi'a religious leader, who disappeared while on a trip to Libya in August, 1978. They also made other demands related to the return of their leader, and called attention to his disappearance.
They demanded fuel so the aircraft could be flown to Iran but Iran officials made it known that they would not allow the aircraft to land in Iran. Or at least two occasions, they fired their weapons at the control tower. Negotiations continued for about nine hours. After they reportedly were told that an international delegation would press for a United Nations Inquiry into the disappearance, they came off the plane, with eight passengers as hostages, and they surrendered. The hostages were released later.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Beirut International Airport et Kuwait International Airport est de 1279 km (799 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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