Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 March 1988
Type:Airbus A300
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 156
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Quetta Airport (UET) (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
Destination airport:Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT), Pakistan
Narrative:
One passenger brandished a gun and entered the cockpit. He demanded to be taken to Kabul, Afghanistan.
He was overpowered by a security guard and one of the flight crew members.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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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