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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 2 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DMA
C/n / msn: 10171
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:21091
Cycles:17638
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lahore Airport (LHE) (   Pakistan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), India
Destination airport:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ/VIJU), India
Narrative:
The F-27 Friendship was hijacked on January 30 while flying over Nagrota, India. Two hijackers entered the cockpit, armed with a revolver and a grenade. The Friendship, with 32 on board, was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan.
The hijackers were members of the Jammu and Kashmir National Liberation Front (NLF).
Three days later, both hijackers set the plane afire.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Willem Wendt
» Indian Airports (Shocking Ground Realities) / By Kishin R. Wadhwaney, 2004


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Distance from Srinagar Airport to Jammu-Satwari Airport as the crow flies is 143 km (90 miles).

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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