Date: December 25th, 1986
Type: 737-270C
Registration: -
Operator: Iraqi Airways
Where: Arar; nr (Saudi Arabia)
Report No.: Not Available
Report Date: -
Pages: -

This is not an accident investigation report.

About 55 minutes into the flight from Baghdad to Amman, while flying at FL260 (8000m), 4 hijackers tried to enter the cockpit. When Iraqi Airways security personnel tried to intervene, a handgrenade was thrown into the passenger cabin. An emergency descent was initiated immediately. Descending through FL160, a handgrenade in the cockpit exploded. Approaching Arar, control was lost and the aircraft crashlanded, broke in two and caught fire.
Source: AL243