Unlawful Interference Boeing 747-269B 9K-ADB, Tuesday 5 April 1988
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Date:Tuesday 5 April 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-269B
Owner/operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-ADB
MSN: 21542/335
Year of manufacture:1978
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 112
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG) -   Algeria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD)
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK)
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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