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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:Saturday 12 March 1988
Type:Airbus A300B4-203
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: None
Location:Quetta Airport (UET) (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Destination airport:Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT), Pakistan
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.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Karachi International Airport to Quetta Airport as the crow flies is 591 km (369 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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