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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:dinsdag 31 juli 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-228
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-GBYH
Constructienummer: 23007/948
Bouwjaar: 1983-02-25 (1 year 5 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 58
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 64
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Three heavily armed men with sub-machine guns, explosives, and .45 caliber handguns hijacked the aircraft with 58 passengers and six crewmembers while it was en route between Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France.
After stops in Geneva (GVA), Beirut (BEY), Larnaca (LCA), the aircraft stopped in Tehran (THR), Iran. The hijackers threatened to start killing hostages unless the French government released five prisoners jailed in France. The two day ordeal ended when the hijackers took the passengers 200 yards from the aircraft and destroyed the cockpit with explosives. The hijackers then surrendered to Iranian authorities.

» Aviation News 24 August - 6 September 1984
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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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 Frankfurt International Airport en Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bedraagt 444 km (277 miles).

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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