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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 24 May 1981
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-JAL
C/n / msn: 47534/644
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 113
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 118
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Bourgas Airport (BOJ) (   Bulgaria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara (unknown airport), Turkey
Narrative:
4 hijackers demanded money and the release of prisoners. Hijackers taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Abdullah Nergiz (E-mail, 30-6-2010)


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