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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 24 april 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A8
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 135
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 141
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ) (   India)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Vluchtnummer:IC427
Beschrijving:
Indian Airlines Flight 427, a Boeing 737 aircraft with 135 passengers and six crew members, was hijacked while en route to Srinagar (SXR) from Delhi (DEL). The hijacker demanded to be flown to Kabul, Afghanistan. He claimed to be a senior member of the Hezbul Mujahedin, a group fighting to unite Indian-controlled Kashmir to that portion of the region controlled by Pakistan. He was armed with two pistols and a hand grenade and fired a bullet into the roof of the aircraft, forcing it to remain below 14,000 feet. The government of Pakistan refused the aircraft overflight permission to reach Afghanistan, and it was forced to land in Amritsar, India. Upon landing, Indian soldiers and commandos took up positions around the airliner as authorities began negotiating with the hijacker. Eleven hours after the incident began, and with the hijacker still refusing to surrender, commandos stormed the plane and killed the hijacker.

Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Srinagar Airport en Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport bedraagt 638 km (399 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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