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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAB
C/n / msn: 45774/336
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Sofia (   Bulgaria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ankara (unknown airport), Turkey
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Narrative:
Four hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Abdullah Nergiz (E-mail, 30-6-2010)
» Milliyet 4-5-1972


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