Iraqi Airways

Iraqi Airways Thursday December 25, 1986
Hijacking. While on a flight from Baghdad to Amman, hijackers exploded a hand grenade in the passenger cabin. While making an emergency descent a second hand grenade exploded in the cockpit causing the plane to lose control crash, break in two and catch fire.

Crash Details

DateThursday December 25, 1986
LocationArar, Saudi Arabia
Passengers91
Crew15
Fatalities63
Survivors43
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-270C
OperatorIraqi Airways
RegistrationYI-AGJ
Flight OriginBaghdad
Flight Destination Amman
Arar, Saudi Arabia
Iraqi Airways
Boeing B-737-270C
1986