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Datum:Donnerstag 25 Dezember 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-270C
Fluggesellschaft:Iraqi Airways
Kennzeichen: YI-AGJ
Werknummer: 21183/446
Baujahr: 1976-01-15 (11 years)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 60 / Insassen: 91
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 63 / Insassen: 106
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Arar (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Irak
Flug nach:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordanien
Flugnummer:IA163
Unfallbericht:
Iraqi Airways Flight 163, a Boeing 737-200 with 91 passengers and 15 crewmembers and security officers, was on a scheduled flight from Baghdad, Iraq, to Amman, Jordan.
About 55 minutes into the flight, while entering Saudi Arabian airspace at FL260 (8000 m), four hijackers tried to enter the cockpit. When Iraqi Airways security personnel tried to intervene, a hand grenade was thrown into the passenger cabin.
An emergency descent was initiated immediately. As the aircraft was descending through FL160, a hand grenade exploded in the cockpit. Approaching Arar, control was lost and the aircraft crash-landed, broke in two and caught fire.

Informationsquelle:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1986 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» Aviation Letter 243


Fotos

photo of Boeing-737-270C-YI-AGJ
accident date: 25-12-1986
type: Boeing 737-270C
registration: YI-AGJ
photo of Boeing-737-270C-YI-AGJ
accident date: 25-12-1986
type: Boeing 737-270C
registration: YI-AGJ
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Baghdad-Saddam International Airport to Amman-Queen Alia International Airport as the crow flies is 786 km (491 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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