Unlawful Interference Boeing 727-230 , Wednesday 27 February 1985
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Date:Wednesday 27 February 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-230
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Wien-Schwechat Airport (VIE) -   Austria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI)
Two Syrians being deported from West Germany to Syria hijacked a Lufthansa Boeing 727 shortly after departing Frankfurt, West Germany and forced the pilot to land at Vienna, Austria. Wielding knives and broken bottles, the hijackers demanded political asylum in Austria without being tried for air piracy. After
approximately two and a half hours of negotiations in Austria, the hijackers released all thirty-three passengers and kept the eight member crew hostage. After five hours of negotiations, the hijackers released the crew unharmed and surrendered to Austrian authorities.


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