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Last updated: 9 April 2020
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Date:Sunday 1 December 1974
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Swissair
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Karachi International Airport (KHI) (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Destination airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Flightnumber:SR319
Narrative:
Swissair flight 319 from Bangkok to Genève, via Colombo, Bombay and Karachi was hijacked on the leg to Karachi.
He demanded to be taken to the Middle East but was overpowered after landing at Karachi.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Nouvelliste, 2 Dec. 1974


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Distance from Bombay-Santacruz Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 869 km (543 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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