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Indian Airlines Flight IC814

इंडियन एअरलाइंस विमान आई सी८१४

The above image is the actual image of the Indian Airlines Flight IC 814 Airbus A300B2-101 with Registration VT-EDW.

Date 24 December 1999 – 1 January 2000
Summary Hijacking
Site Hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal and Delhi, India; landed at Amritsar, India; Lahore, Pakistan; Dubai; and Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Passengers 178
Crew 15
Injuries (non-fatal) 17
Fatalities 1 (Ripan Katyal)
Survivors 177
Aircraft type Airbus A300B2-101
Operator Indian Airlines
Registration VT-EDW
Flight origin Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu, Nepal
Destination Indira Gandhi International Airport
Delhi, India

Indian Airlines Flight 814 commonly known as IC 814 was an Indian Airlines Airbus A300 en route from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India on Friday, 24 December 1999, when it was hijacked. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Pakistan-based group, was accused of the hijacking.
The aircraft was hijacked by gunmen shortly after it entered Indian airspace at about 17:30 IST. After touching down in Amritsar, Lahore and Dubai, the hijackers forced the aircraft to land in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The hijackers released 27 of 176 passengers in Dubai but fatally stabbed one and wounded several others.
India's lack of recognition of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan complicated negotiations between Indian authorities and the hijackers. Taliban moved its well-armed fighters near the hijacked aircraft in an attempt to prevent Indian special forces from storming the aircraft. The hijacking lasted for seven days and ended after India released three militants — Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and Maulana Masood Azhar.

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