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Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Date:Friday 10 September 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-200
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Lahore Airport (LHE) (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), India
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Narrative:
A hijacking occurred shortly after plane took off from Delhi's International Airport. The aircraft was forced to land at Lahore, Pakistan. Hostages were released (77 passengers and crew). Six men were arrested and later released on grounds of insufficient evidence available for prosecution.



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Distance from Delhi-Palam Airport to Bombay-Santacruz Airport as the crow flies is 1131 km (707 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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