Hijacking
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:
Datum:zaterdag 27 maart 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Indian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 IAE V2500-A1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 192
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 203
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Amritsar-Raja Sansi Airport (ATQ) (   India)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hyderabad Airport (HDD/OPKD), Pakistan
Vluchtnummer: 439
Beschrijving:
Indian Airlines Flight 439, an Airbus A320 with 192 passengers and 11 crew, was hijacked during a domestic flight from Delhi (DEL) to Madras (MAA) via Hyderabad (HDD). A passenger, who claimed to have explosives strapped to his body, demanded to be flown to Lahore, Pakistan.
Because authorities in Lahore refused the aircraft permission to land, however, the pilot went to Raja Sansi Airport in Amritsar, India. There the hijacker made three demands : political asylum for himself in Pakistan, a press conference in Islamabad, and an investigation of the hijacking by Interpol rather than by Indian authorities. Although he set no deadlines, the hijacker referred to himself as a "human bomb " and threatened to blow up the plane.
The hijacker eventually surrendered and all passengers and crew members were released . A search of the aircraft located no explosives. The bomb that the man claimed to have strapped to his body was a hair dryer which he had hidden under his belt.


Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport en Hyderabad Airport bedraagt 932 km (583 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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