Hey, Alessandro - yes, 1981, I think.
As an add-on, if the flight was "interesting", the arrival at Baghdad was worse. I was the only westerner on the flight, and customs and immigration decided to have some fun with me. 4 hours at Baghdad airport before they let me in (including a FULL body search).
Then, suddenly, it all stopped, they started smiling, shook my hand and wished me "welcome to Baghdad" as if nothing unusual had happened.