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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Date:Thursday 2 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded emergency supplies for Bangladesh. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 6090 km (3806 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.
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