ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 747-282B registration unknown Islamabad
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Date:Thursday 2 March 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-282B
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Islamabad (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Islamabad International Airport (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan
Destination airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
A hijacker, armed with a grenade, lost a hand when the grenade went off during a struggle. The plane returned to Islamabad and the hijacker and three passengers were hospitalized.
The hijacker was convicted of air piracy and hung.



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Distance from Islamabad International Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 1119 km (699 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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