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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Datum:donderdag 24 juli 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-269
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kuwait Airways
Registratie: 9K-ACV
Constructienummer: 21206/448
Bouwjaar: 1976-03-05 (4 years 5 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Kuwait, Manama, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abadan, Kuwait (   Koeweit)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Koeweit
Armed with 3 pistols, 4 hand grenades and dynamite two hijackers ordered the aircraft to proceed to Kuwait. They demanded payment of a large debt claimed to be owed to them by a Kuwaiti businessman. At various times they demanded from 200.000
to 1.000.000 Kuwaiti dinars. At Kuwait 36 passengers were released. They then flew to Manama, Bahrain and refueled. The aircraft next headed for Dubai but were denied permission to land so they returned to Kuwait. When the airport suffered an electrical outage the pilot was forced to fly to Abadan, Iran. After about seven hours and after two ill passengers were released the aircraft flew to Tehran, Iran but found the runway blocked and permission to land denied. They then returned to Kuwait where the pilot and co-pilot leaped out of a cockpit window and escaped.
After more than four hours of additional negotiations the hijackers were convinced to surrender and were taken into custody by Kuwaiti authorities.
Reportedly the weapons were smuggled to the hijackers after they has passed through the screening process.


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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 Beirut International Airport en Kuwait International Airport bedraagt 1279 km (799 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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