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Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 May 2016
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 March 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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
Flightnumber:PK320
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 Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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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