Unlawful Interference Boeing 727 , Tuesday 26 June 1984
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Date:Tuesday 26 June 1984
Type:Boeing 727
Owner/operator:Iran Air
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA) -   Iraq
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII)
Destination airport:Bushehr Airport (BUZ/OIBB)
Two men hijacked the aircraft and forced the pilot to fly to Qatar. The aircraft was refueled in Qatar where the passengers were released. The aircraft then proceeded to Cairo, Egypt with three crewmen aboard.
Egyptian authorities refused the aircraft permission to land; however, because it was dangerously low on fuel, the aircraft was granted permission to land at the Cairo Airport.
After an overnight stay the hijackers forced the pilot to fly to Baghdad. Iraq, where they surrendered and requested political asylum.


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