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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Sunday 29 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-30
Registration: D-ABIG
MSN: 18364/37
First flight: 1964-03-27 (8 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Tripoli (   Libya)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Ankara (unknown airport), Turkey
Two hijackers demanded release of prisoners. A refueling stop was made at Nicosia, Cyprus at 07:40. Another stop was made at Zagreb and continued to Munich. The aircraft did not land at Munich, but continued to Nürnberg. When still overhead Nürnberg, negotiations failed, so the flight flew back to Zagreb.
The demands were accepted so three prisoners were released by German authorities and flown to Zagreb. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

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