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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:dinsdag 4 december 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300C4-620
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kuwait Airways
Registratie: 9K-AHG
Constructienummer: 332
Bouwjaar: 1984-04-26 (7 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4H1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 153
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 161
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR) (   Iran)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
After a refueling stop in Dubai (DXB) while en-route to Karachi (KHI), the aircraft was hijacked to Tehran (THR) by four heavily armed Arabs. Over the next
six days the hijackers released 153 passengers and crew in several groups. The hijackers demanded the release of 17 prisoners, jailed in Kuwait for bomb attacks on U.S. and French installations. While the aircraft was in Tehran, the hijackers beat and tortured at least six passengers and killed two American passengers.
Kuwait authorities refused to release the militants from jail. The hijacking ended on December 9, 1984 when Iranian security forces boarded the aircraft and overpowered the hijackers. The hijackers were believed to have been linked to the Iraqi underground organization "Al Dawa".


photo of Airbus-A300C4-620-9K-AHG

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 Dubai Airport en Karachi International Airport bedraagt 1181 km (738 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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