Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-230B
Operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABYD
C/n / msn: 20372/132
First flight: 1971-04-16 (10 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 187
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Aden (   Yemen)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
Five hijackers demanded money. Hijackers demands were accepted. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

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Distance from Delhi-Palam Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 4971 km (3107 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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