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Last updated: 2 August 2020
Date:Monday 13 October 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2F2
Operator:Türk Hava Yollari - THY
Registration: TC-JBJ
C/n / msn: 20983/1088
First flight: 1974-11-18 (5 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 149
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 156
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey
Four hijackers demanded to be taken to Iran. The airplane landed at Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) to refuel. In the early morning of October 14, Turkish commandos stormed the plane, arresting the hijackers. Thirteen people were injured in the operation. One passenger died of his injuries.

Plane stormed

» The Nashua Telegraph - Oct 14, 1980
» Abdullah Nergiz (E-mail, 30-6-2010)


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Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Ankara-Esenboga Airport as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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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