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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Friday 30 April 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAY
C/n / msn: 46907/78
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 253
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 264
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Narrative:
The THY flight to Istanbul was hijacked after takeoff from Paris. A Turkish migrant worker demanded to be flown to Marseille or Lyon. The flight returned to land at Orly Airport were the hijacker surrendered after two and a half hours.
He had lost his job in France and was being expelled back to Turkey.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» The Windsor Star - May 1, 1976
» Abdullah Nergiz (E-mail, 30-6-2010)


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport as the crow flies is 2226 km (1391 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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