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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Status:
Date:Friday 27 December 1985
Type:Boeing 747
Operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 213
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH) (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK), Saudi Arabia
Narrative:
A man who reportedly was mentally unbalanced brandished a razor and attempted to hijack the aircraft about one hour before the aircraft was scheduled to land. He was taken into custody by a security agent who was among the 213 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft.

Classification:
Hijack


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