Unlawful Interference Vickers Super VC10-1151 G-ASGN, Saturday 12 September 1970
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Date:Saturday 12 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Super VC10-1151
Owner/operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-ASGN
MSN: 864
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Conway 550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson's Field) -   Jordan
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI)
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
BOAC Flight 775 was hijacked after leaving Bahrain International Airport (BAH) for Beirut International Airport (BEY), Lebanon on September 9, 1970. The aircraft landed at Beirut and was then flown to an abandoned former RAF station at Zerqa, some 20 miles North of Amman. Hijackers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine released the hostages and blew up the plane September 12. They wanted to influence the British government to free Leila Khaled, the female hijacker who was overpowered during an attempted hijacking on September 6.



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