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Last updated: 13 July 2020
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Datum:Samstag 28 März 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Fluggesellschaft:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Kennzeichen: PK-GNJ
Werknummer: 47672/778
Baujahr: 1975
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 46
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesien
Flug nach:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-9 was hijacked on an internal flight by five heavily armed hijackers. It flew to Bangkok with a stop at Penang (PEN). The hijackers demanded the release of 84 political prisoners. On the third day of the hijacking the airplane was stormed by Indonesian forces. They shot and killed four of the hijackers.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Palembang Airport to Medan-Polonia Airport as the crow flies is 978 km (611 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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