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Last updated: 3 December 2020
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 28 marzo 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operador:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registración: PK-GNJ
Numéro de série: 47672/778
Año de Construcción: 1975
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 46
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 50
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK) (   Tailandia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Palembang Airport (PLM/WIPP), Indonesia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Medan-Polonia Airport (MES/WIMM), Indonesia
Descripción:
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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