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Datum:Donnerstag 5 Juli 1984
Flugzeugtyp:Airbus A300
Fluggesellschaft:Indian Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 254
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 264
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Lahore Airport (LHE) (   Pakistan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Srinagar Airport (SXR/VISR), Indien
Flug nach:Delhi-Palam Airport (DEL/VIDP), Indien
Nine young Sikhs hijacked an Indian Airlines plane with guns, axes and a phony bomb. They demanded release of prisoners and money. The hijackers forced the pilot to fly to Pakistan. Among the demands of the hijackers was the release of all Sikhs arrested during the June 4-9 1984 fighting at a Sikh temple, $25 million for the damage done to the temple. and the return of their treasures they claimed were stolen. The demands were not met. The hijackers surrendered
to Pakistan authorities on July 6.


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Distance from Srinagar Airport to Delhi-Palam Airport as the crow flies is 638 km (399 miles).

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