IRGC Foils Hijacking Attempt En Route from Ahvaz to Mashhad
- March, 05, 2021 - 16:02
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's IRGC Flight Security Guards Corps announced on Friday that its forces have thwarted a plane hijacking attempt en route from Ahvaz to Mashhad.
According to a report by the IRGC news website on Friday, the plan to hijack a Fokker 100 aircraft belonging to Iran Air was foiled by the IRGC Flight Security Guards Corps, after a 10-minute delay it took off from Ahwaz Airport to Holy city of Mashhad via flight No. 334 at 10:10 pm on Thursday night.
The report also added that the perpetrator was arrested following the emergency landing of the plane at Isfahan Airport.
“Initial reports suggested that the perpetrator of this conspiracy intended to land the plane at an airport in one of the southern Arab states of the Persian Gulf,” the IRGC statement said, noting that "all passengers of the plane are in full health and were sent to their preplanned destination with another flight."
The statement stressed that the exact dimensions of this conspiracy are being investigated.