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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 20 Dezember 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 126
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 132
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Varanasi (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Flug nach:Lucknow-Amausi Airport (LKO/VILK), Indien
Indian Airlines flight 410 from Calcutta to Lucknow and Delhi, was hijacked on the first leg of the flight. Two men diverted the plane to Varanasi, claiming to have explosives.
They demanded the release of Indira Gandhi. After four hours the demands were dropped and the hijackers surrendered.
It appeared both men had toy guns and a cricket ball.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Calcutta Airport to Lucknow-Amausi Airport as the crow flies is 884 km (552 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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