ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DMA Lahore Airport (LHE)
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Date:Tuesday 2 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DMA
MSN: 10171
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:21091
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lahore Airport (LHE) (   Pakistan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), India
Destination airport:Jammu-Satwari Airport (IXJ/VIJU), India
The F-27 Friendship was hijacked on January 30 while flying over Nagrota, India. Two hijackers entered the cockpit, armed with a revolver and a grenade. The Friendship, with 32 on board, was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan.
The hijackers were members of the Jammu and Kashmir National Liberation Front (NLF).
Three days later, both hijackers set the plane afire.

Damaged on the ground

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


photo of Fokker-F-27100-VT-DMA

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 Srinagar Airport to Jammu-Satwari Airport as the crow flies is 143 km (90 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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