Narrative:Two hijackers demanded release of prisoners. A refueling stop was made at Nicosia, Cyprus at 07:40. Another stop was made at Zagreb and continued to Munich. The aircraft did not land at Munich, but continued to Nürnberg. When still overhead Nürnberg, negotiations failed, so the flight flew back to Zagreb.
|Date:||Sunday 29 October 1972|
|C/n / msn:|| 18364/37|
|First flight:|| 1964-03-27 (8 years 7 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20 |
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon|
|Destination airport:||Ankara (unknown airport), Turkey|
The demands were accepted so three prisoners were released by German authorities and flown to Zagreb. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.