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Last updated: 1 April 2020
Date:Thursday 26 November 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-337C
Registration: VT-DVB
C/n / msn: 19248/549
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Durban (   South Africa)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mahe Island-Seychelles International Airport (SEZ/FSIA), Seychelles
Destination airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB), India
Flightnumber: 232
Following an unsuccessful coup, 47 mercenaries boarded and hijacked the Air-India Boeing 707 and demanded to be taken to South Africa. The hijackers were flown to Harare and Durban and eventually surrendered.



photo of Boeing-707-337C-VT-DVB
accident date: 26-11-1981
type: Boeing 707-337C
registration: VT-DVB

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 Mahe Island-Seychelles International Airport to Bombay-Santacruz Airport as the crow flies is 3239 km (2025 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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