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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Datum:dinsdag 5 april 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-269B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kuwait Airways
Registratie: 9K-ADB
Constructienummer: 21542/335
Bouwjaar: 1978-08-03 (9 years 8 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 112
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG) (   Algerije)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Koeweit
Kuwait Airways Flight 422 was hijacked by nine men, armed with hand grenades and guns. The flight diverted to Mashhad, Iran were 25 passengers were released. The hijackers demanded the release of 17 Shiite Muslims guerrillas held in Kuwait. One day into the hijacking, on April 6, 32 more hostages were released. But three days later the hijackers forced the Iranian authorities to refuel the jet and flew to Larnaca, Cyprus.
During a four day stopover in Larnaca they released one passenger but killed two others to force the authorities to give them more fuel. On 13 April the hijackers flew to Algeria where a week later they finally freed their remaining 32 hostages and surrendered.
The duration of the hijacking was 16 days.


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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 Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport en Kuwait International Airport bedraagt 5622 km (3514 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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