Unfallbericht:An attempt to hijack an Indian Airlines Boeing 737 on a domestic flight failed when the pilot refused a demand to fly to Sri Lanka. The aircraft, with more than 90 passengers aboard, was en route from Coimbatore to Madras via Bangalore when the hijacking occurred.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 13 September 1990|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR) ( Unbekannt Land)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport (CJB/VOCB), Indien|
|Flug nach:||Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR/VOBG), Indien|
Shortly after takeoff from Coimbatore, a passenger forced his way into the cockpit, said that he had a hand grenade, and demanded to be flown to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The plane landed at Bangalore, and the hijacker was arrested. No weapons or explosives were found.
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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 Coimbatore-Peelamedu Airport to Bangalore-Hindustan Airport as the crow flies is 223 km (139 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.