Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 22 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JAM
C/n / msn: 17607/121
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF) (   Bulgaria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara (unknown airport), Turkey
Flightnumber: 102
Narrative:
Four hijackers demanded the release of prisoners. The hijackers surrendered in Sofia. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Events:


Sources:
» Milliyet 23-10-1972


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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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