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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 20 January 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Karachi (   Pakistan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sukkur Airport (SKZ/OPSK), Pakistan
Destination airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Narrative:
hijacker demanded money to pay for a cancer-treatment 1 hijacker demanded money. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Sukkur Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 351 km (219 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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